Having fun with quilting designs
I have had such a busy time lately, but today I have had some time just to sit and enjoy a bit of quilting fun.
Here are some photos of my play time.
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Feathers and Circles[/caption]
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More feathers and circles[/caption]
I love that I don't have to mark the design first. I love free motion designs that I can make up as I go along. Here I have played with the combination of feathers and circles.
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Design to fill into a triangle space.[/caption]
As I have used feathers in the centre of the quilt I like this design to fill the triangles that are a variation on the feather design. These have also been done without the dreaded marking.
For the life of me I am not sure why these photo's are not centering like they should do, but please forgive that they are not doing as they should.
Hope you enjoyed my quick post. I love to share with you and enjoy your comments.
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I am not in a hurry to get to the finish line with this quilt, I love the whole process, every step and stitch. This week has had me finding the perfect fabric for the birds, I have used a window to get the perfect area of the fabric to make the birds look their best. Trying many different fabrics, I now have more birds than I need and some to set aside for another quilt. This is usually the case in many of my applique quilts, so I have a little pile of orphan pieces waiting for the perfect quilt to be stitched into.