Last week I got some quilt books back that I lended out to a friend. I had not seen the books in a while and that was a good thing. This time around I saw different things in these books than I did a few months ago. (I hope to do a review on these books, next week maybe.)
Today I want to share some FMQ samples I did after studying page after page. I tried to copy the designs to find out how they flow and what works best for me. Some designs are my own but were inspired by the book “Freehand Filler Patterns” by Sue Patten.
Each sample shows a 10×10 inch block. I used one of those Frixion pens which lines dissappear after ironing. I really do not mind using the frixion pens for this purpose, but I hesitate to use them on an actual quilt. Right after ironing I could still see the slighty yellow line on the fabric, it actually looked a bit oily. They do not show up now.
Okay, picture time!
Pattern from page 73, a little bit altered:
Also from page 73:
This next sample I came up with myself. I feel like this design “needs” something… do not know what. It feels a bit empty, ha ha!
Three weeks ago I showed you this sample, about the same size as the ones above. Please look at the differences in shape of the feather petals between the next two pictures.
Above, the petals are longer and more finger-like. Some of the petals look really weird; I like to describe them as sock-shaped! 😉
Underneath the feathers are rounder and they overlap each other more (bump back feathers). I prefer these type of petals.
(design from the book, page 25)
This next design is from the book again, page 24.
I went a bit crazy with the feathers in these two last ones. My own designs.
Tomorrow… guess what? More feathers!
p.s. (For those of you new to my blog, there are much more FMQ pictures in my previous blog posts of the last week!)
p.s.p.s. I am linking up with:
Freemotion by the River for Linky Tuesday
Sew Fresh Quilts for Let’s be Social
Freshly Pieced for W.I.P.Wednesday