My mother has been hanging my “artwork” on her refrigerator for years…All those school drawings and doodles. I’ve really never stopped sending my mother these little tokens–She remains my biggest fan!
I only have one photo of this Thistle Quilt as I sent it off to my mother years ago. It’s made with my hand dyed fabrics and commercial prints.
This represents my early free motion quilting (Any earlier than this is not publishable!)
ECHO STITCH, THEN EMBELLISH
I echo stitched around the motifs several times and then added a few swirls and bubbles.
The border was stitched with straight line quilting using a standard sewing machine foot–not free motion quilting…The straight lines create CONTRAST-(Read more about Contrast HERE.)
This a great way to handle quilting around appliqué designs…Give it a try on an “orphan block”.
What about you? Who’s your biggest fan? Do you send little pieces to your mother every once in a while? (HINT, HINT to my five daughters!)
I’d love to hear!
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