(Late post…in Arizona, USA it is still Monday evening!)
I am working on a new quilt pattern that I am called “Beaded Curtain.” I doodled some designs and settled on this:
It stitched up quickly and adds wonderful texture to the quilt. I used a light pink which stands out on darker colors and blends nicely with both the pinks and creams that I used in the quilt.
This Beads design is created by stitching a straight line with free motion circles at somewhat regular intervals. I crossed the circles to continue quilting in a straight line as shown below:
(You could easily change this to a spiral design instead of basic circles)
The one problem I had was connecting my vertical lines as I advanced the quilt on my longarm and stitched a second row of beads.
The horizontal line shows where I ended one section when I ran out of throat space on the machine. I’m sure anyone watching would have chuckled at my contortions as I was bending over to try to see where I was stitching. The lines were directly behind my needle as I stitched away from my body!
Here is another look at the texture.
I’d love to see your version if you use this design. #freemotionbeadquilting #truebluequilts