Wednesday, 8 January 2014
Inventing Free Motion Plants
This is a detail of the latest panel that I have made for the quilt I started before Christmas. It is turning into a free motion sampler quilt. Not only am I reworking designs I have done before, I am trying out some new ones. The plant I did on the blue was fairly quick and easy.
When I did it I worked with the flowers (or are they buds or seed pods?) growing upwards.
Then I turned it upside down and decided I preferred it that way because it reminded me of clematis. Of course it looks nothing like the real thing, but as I keep telling myself, this is quilting, not botany.
I know already that when it comes to putting all the pieces together I will have a bit of a bad time arranging them, taking both the colours and the quilting into account. Serves me right for making work for myself.
Linking up with Lee's blog Freshly Pieced for WIP Wednesday
and Sarah's blog Confessions of a Fabric Addict for Whoop Whoop Friday
and Leah Day's blog for Free Motion Friday