Can you believe it? This is the last official post on the 100 FMQ patterns.
We made it to 100 different patterns based on a square grid, orange peel, clamshell and a triangular/hexie grid. YAY!
I am so glad I partook in this challenge and also kept going when things got a bit difficult time wise. The project has brought me much joy and it has also created the opportunity to meet new quilters especially on Facebook in the Free motion Quilting Frenzy group.
You may be aware that I actually didn’t stitch a pattern each day. I did them in bursts, mostly in the weekend. But I did draw and doodle and sketch on piles of paper during the week. Most of the tutorials of the FMQ patterns I created as we went along. Because the school year is almost at the end… just one more week to go… I simply ran out of time to keep going with the tutorials. I have a great idea on how to get some more tutorials out… just give me a bit of time to get it all organized. 🙂
So… drumroll please…
Here are the last of the 100 patterns!
Number 92: pattern CHOP.
This one is for Kate who requested a pattern with a wave. It is stitched on a small grid, but would still look very cool on a larger grid.
Number 93: pattern SURF.
Here is another one for Kate, the waves are collapsing on itself in the surf. Actually if you turn the pattern 90 degrees you will see it also resembles an Art Deco design. I actually stitched this out ‘the hard way’ but it should be pretty straight forward of you follow the horizontal spine and add the flourishes on the top and bottom.
Number 94: pattern FEATHER ARCHES.
Not all ideas work out well… the feathers along a horizontal spine just all bunch up (on the left in the sample). It is better to create ‘negative space’ by leaving things unquilted, your pattern will look much better. I did pre-mark the outer curve of the set of feathers with a semi-circle (on the right in the sample).
Number 95: pattern STAR DROP. Based on an 1 inch grid. The sample you see here is 6×6 inches. I did need to travel over the lines a bit to get to the next shape-set.
Number 96: pattern HEART STRING. This sample is 4×5 inches. One row of this design would work great as a border or in a sashing.
Number 97: pattern REANNE. This pattern was inspired by pictures on the Reanne Lily Designs blog. The owner of this blog, Jen Eskridge, describes her new book on freemotion clamshell variations called ‘The Quilted Clamshell’. (link, unaffiliated) Wow, a whole book on clamshells quilting ideas! As I said, my pattern is inspired by her tutorial so I named the pattern after her blog.
Number 98: pattern MAPLE. Based on an orange peel pattern. The shape resembles a maple leaf a bit, right?
Number 99: pattern CANDIED CITRUS PEEL. Based on an orange peel grid. Move in rows. Stitch one side of the curve of a peel and move back to your starting point along the centre line of that peel. Now add a curl on the inside and travel back. Place that curl on the pre-marked orange peel line. Now stitch along the middle of the half peel so you can get to the start of the next peel. You don’t stitch the whole circle, but you work in semicircles in rows.
Number 100: pattern BURST. Inspires by fireworks and bursts of quilting joy! Clamshell variation.
100 patterns…. 100 moments of joy!
THAT IS A WRAP!!!