Machine Quilting 48
This week's photo is a little difficult to see, so it would be easier to go in search of one and study it. I'm talking about a cobweb. We all have an idea of what one looks like, but have you really studied one up close? They are amazing. You can see how interwoven they can be.
I used the cobweb on this fabric (from my November stitch along challenge) as inspiration to quilt my project last weekend.
Now I can share with you how I went about doing that. I started stitching along the border edges first and then the straight lines out from the corner. Each line was stitched twice.
Then from the center I went out along the border until the starting point of the first round. Each section is stitched in an arch between the straight lines. I started off very small.
You can see the arches better in the second round.
Each time I add another round, I increased the distance a little from the previous.
Then I just kept on working out until almost the tips of the straight lines.
The metallic thread gives added interest. You can do the same thing in a full circle. The straight lines out from the center don't have to be the same length or even. I think they look so much more realistic when they are not.
These were fun to create and stitch. Give it a try!