Free Motion Quilting Designs · Longarm Quilting

Free Motion Monday – From sketchbook to finished quilt

Last week I shared the plan for several border designs.  I finished the quilt and I’d like to explain the designs in more detail. The quilt is for a school raffle and each child made a hand and footprint angel.  Simple echoes around each angel let their artwork shine. Woodgrain stitching I filled in the… Continue reading Free Motion Monday – From sketchbook to finished quilt

Monochromatic Quilts · Quilting Tips

Choosing colors for quilts

Choosing a color scheme for your next quilt project may be a nerve-wracking process for some quilters.  I recently heard that one person lets the shop staff choose her fabrics because she has no confidence in her own ability to select a pleasing color scheme. Don’t be afraid of color! Yes, there are some theoretical principles… Continue reading Choosing colors for quilts

Free Motion Quilting Designs

Free Motion Monday – Start Sketching on Paper

Next up on my longarm – this charity quilt for a school raffle. The colorful blocks are angles made from student hand- and footprints. I thought about doing an all-over design, such as a spiral, or a feathered heart in the center of the cross and then echoed all the way to the borders.  Ultimately… Continue reading Free Motion Monday – Start Sketching on Paper

Quilt Along/BOM

Basic Patches – Ravelry BOM2016 Filler Blocks

National Quilting Day…the perfect time to start a new project!  I hang out in the Quilters Knitting forum on Ravelry and we thought it would be fun to start a Block of the Month.  Sure, there are plenty of gorgeous BOM groups out there…we  were  inspired by Jen Kingwell’s Long Time Gone (now closed) and Gypsy Wife… Continue reading Basic Patches – Ravelry BOM2016 Filler Blocks

Free Motion Quilting Designs · Monochromatic Quilts

Free Motion Midweek- More from Blue River

Don’t forget to enter the Early Bird RSVP contest for the #SpringBreakSewingDay! Details on this post. Let’s look at a few more designs from the open spaces on my Blue River quilt:  (pattern available in Monochromatic Quilts:Amazing Variety) I used center-fill designs inspired by Leah Day’s Free Motion Quilting Project.  In each of these designs,… Continue reading Free Motion Midweek- More from Blue River

Free Motion Quilting Designs

Free Motion Monday (Mid-week) – In the water

(OOPS… just noticed I didn’t hit publish, sorry!) In my quilt Blue River, I used several water-themed free motion quilting designs in the open blocks. In fact I even quilted some fish! I started on the right edge and stitched the first fish, echoed around in a couple times, then traveled to the next fish. … Continue reading Free Motion Monday (Mid-week) – In the water