Machine Quilting 42

Posted by Ruth on 16 October 2013 | 0 Comments

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This photo is one I pulled out of my files, taken quite some time ago. I just love the design along the freeway. I could really see this as a creative design in a whole quilt, not just a quilting design, but today I am quilting.

I started off by stitching in the design lines. I made double lines using free-motion and trying to keep the rows as parallel as possible. I could have used a twin needle but opted not to this time.

I decided to echo the shape and ended up adding two straight design lines on the outside and two wavy on the inside.

In the first section I stitch a small stipple.

I planned to do the same on the opposite side too, but decided to change it out and stitched a kind of square stipple in rows. As I stitched, I varied each row alternating between wider and narrower lines. You can see how this effect can create shading.

In the center section I wanted to change direction. I would have liked just to quilt straight lines from side to side with a black and white variegated thread, however I didn't have such a thread so I decided to do this instead. 

When I think back over the process, I find it quite amazing where one thought leads to another and one ends up with something quite different to first thoughts.

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