After finishing the Hot Green quilt top last weekend, I am happy to return to the 100 Days Project with my Free Motion Quilting patterns. This post starts the second half of the 100 patterns. BUT FIRST…
BUT FIRST, I have to ask you to go over the No Hats in the House to cast your vote for the Pantone 2017 Quilt Challenge. There are three categories: “Quilts”, “Mini’s” and “Just the top”. Please select the ones you like best by clicking on the hearts in the corner of each picture. You can select 1 quilt per category. Go and drool over all the pretty quilts! As you know, I have decided to participate too in the “Just the Top” category. Yesterday’s deadline was a great incentive to get it finished! I had great fun working on it and I should participate in challenges with specific deadline more often.
Well, the challenge I like to finish first is the 100 Days Project! Half way, ladies. Half way!!!
My post today contains two tutorials.
All patterns were stitched on an 1 inch grid. You can still see the white pencil lines of the pre-marked grid in the photographs. I am using the Sewline ceramic pencil and I am impressed with it so far on this black fabric. I know the fabric looks like dark grey in the pictures, but it is absolutely black. It just won’t photograph right. Both my fancy camera and the cameraphone give me the same result. Tips, anybody???
Pattern GREEN MILL.
Pattern LIGHT YEAR.
Pattern EVENING STAR. This pattern would look great on octagons (with the little star on the inside) and even hexagons (Two halves of a star form a hexagon; a ” bottom” and a ” top” ). Refer to the TUTORIAL below for the correct stitch path.
Pattern orange peel PENDANT. Just a little change to the classic orange peel pattern makes it so much more interesting. One orange peel element is replaced with a diamond. Consider adding a little extra echo shape on the inside of the diamond. Check out the TUTORIAL below.
Pattern SPIKEY BLOOM. Stitched on an 1 inch grid, the full flower measures 4 inches. On a domestic machine this is my maximum size, as I can’t see the marks anymore while stitching. The machine itself obscures the marks; you just can’t see where you are going.
Please don’t forget to vote for the Pantone Quilt Challenge!!!
Have a lovely week!