Thursday 26 April 2018

Free Motion Mavericks - Week 182 - Outlining Poppies

Not the easiest quilting I have ever done, despite appearances.  All I am doing is outlining the design.  The stems are a bit tricky in parts, but the flowers are straightforward.

The difficulty is the thickness of the material.  The red has a pile, like chenille, and the back of the material has more pile than the front.

Not only is it a thick sandwich, but the backing doesn't want to glide too readily while I am quilting.  Rather than use calico (which I had run out of), I am using up a piece of curtain lining that has been in the cupboard for years.  It is worth putting up with a little resistance from it if it means I am finally finding a use for it.   

I quite like the look of the back.  Perhaps I should try a free-form poppy at some stage.  It almost seems a shame that the back will never see the light of day once the cushion cover is made.

Here goes for week 182:-

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  1. Hi Muv, your poppy cushions are going to look great!

    1. Thanks Andrée! It's a bit weird quilting such heavy material.



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