Sunday, 16 January 2011

Freemotion machine quilting - flood style

Wild waters
 This is not Flood #3 - rather practice for how I'll machine quilt  Flood #1. Black fabric combined with different top threads to see what would happen. Double threaded needle seemed to work well - three different threads not so well. Too much texture and that was a distraction from the overall sense of movement across the piece.
The turbulent swirls came from "365 Days of Freemotion Quilting Filler Designs" and they've been incorporated into my version of a flowing river. Shiva sticks have yet again transformed the entire look of the piece. Some important lessons for me are: (1) practice makes perfect (2) signing your name is not always a good idea; and  (3) remember what year it is!

Closer-up swirls and shivas

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