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

Free Motion Quilting Designs · Longarm Quilting · Monochromatic Quilts

Free Motion Monday -Flame Variations

Let’s take a look at the quilting designs I used on my quilt “Blue River.” This is the first quilt in the book I co-authored, titled “Monochromatic Quilts: Amazing Variety.”  As the name implies, I was inspired by water, so the rail fence blocks have parallel wavy lines to represent the movement of a river. The… Continue reading Free Motion Monday -Flame Variations

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Free Motion Monday – Filler Designs for a Jewel Box Quilt

I have a customer quilt loaded on my longarm.  It is a Jewel Box pattern done in beautiful batiks. I chose a design for each space in the quilt…the central squares, the colorful chain and the background area.  The chains are filled with the coffee bean design while I stitched a single curved feather in… Continue reading Free Motion Monday – Filler Designs for a Jewel Box Quilt

Free Motion Quilting Designs · Longarm Quilting

Free Motion Monday – Beads

(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… Continue reading Free Motion Monday – Beads