Wednesday, 10 October 2012

Quilt Along # 34- Flowing Lines

It is Quilt Along # 34 on Leah Day's Quilt Along Wednesdays. This is the Flowing Lines design.

As I have sashings in my practice quilt I decided to give this design a go in the sashing. The design itself was not that difficult, however the stitching-in-the ditch was. Really struggled with going sideways in the ditch particularly on top of the sashing where I could not see properly. So overall my focus was on the stitching-in-the ditch and my flowing lines were not quite as wiggly as I would have liked them to be. I think as soon as I approached the ditch I would already tense up...did a fair bit of cheating with stops and starts and undoing wonky stitching, as some of the in-the ditch stiching was positively outrageous and it showed up like anything with the white thread.

Flowing Lines design
 
Some wider than originally intended gaps




Swirl design in inner border
Also did the swirl with hooks design in the inner border. Works like a dream and covers a lot of space very quickly. This inner border is 2 inches wide and the design seems to be particularly suited to this. Has just become my new favourite border design. You can find this design in Angela Walters book 'Free-Motion Quilting'.

Until next time

Karin

9 comments:

  1. Your stitching in the ditch looks great. I don't see too much to worry about. The swirl design is wonderful!

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    1. Thanks....the photo does hide most of the mishaps.

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  2. I agree! It all looks wonderful!!! Whoever gets this quilt is getting a FMQ masterpiece!

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    1. Yes, it's looking good. I am glad that I have done this.

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  3. Oh boy do I know what you mean about freemotion stitch-in-the-ditch! I think the reason I love free motion, stitch-in-the-ditch aside, is because I can't sew a straight line to save my life. I, too, took out a lot of stitches. Sure love your swirl and hook design. Definitely have to try that one!

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    1. Yes, this was hilarious . As soon as I was approaching the ditch it got all wobbly.

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  4. The stitching on your practice quilt looks great! I'm especially impressed by your jester hats (I still can't quite do those) and the border swirl.

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  5. Thanks. Yes, the jester hats were a challenge...looking so easy but actually quite hard to fill a space with because they seem to force you in a particular direction. Needs a bit more practice.

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  6. Your flowing lines border looks great. It was great fun to do mine and it looked like you enjoyed it as well.

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