Friday, 22 March 2013
Practising Free Motion Quilting on the Singer 15K Treadle
Some things you just have to practise, so this week I decided to start using all the cheap and cheerful fat quarters I have stashed in my cupboard. So far, all the free motion quilting I have done has been the same pattern, the meandering infill. It was time to try something else.
As well as having lots of fat quarters in pretty cotton poplins, I have yards and yards of brushed cotton, left by my sister-in-law's mother. She was a great one for making nighties and pyjamas for her grandchildren.
I have been making quilted panels with the fat quarters backed with brushed cotton. The wadding is polyester. This is a very economical project, and by the end of it I'm hoping to be confident with a range of patterns to use on my posher, more expensive projects.
Here are some views of the back of the panels:-
This one I started in the centre and worked out.
With this one I tried to keep the lines wavy.
This one looks like contour lines on a map. O-Level geography and all those Ordnance Survey maps came flooding back to me.
Here is the front of the same panel.
I am going to cut each panel into four rectangles and make a bedspread for my daughter. She is already looking forward to it, and particularly likes these strawberries.
This post has been liked to the Celtic Thistle Stitches blog, so you can visit other blogs where people have been trying out something new this month. Plenty of inspiration and ideas there!
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