The Little Dressmaker
Pierre Edouard Frere (1819-1886)
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OPEN LINE FRIDAYS
As I mentioned earlier in the week, judging by comments and letters I receive, YOUR favorite days of the week here at The Inbox Jaunt are Tuesday (Tutorials) and (Silent) Sundays. I love Tuesdays and Sundays, but MY FAVORITE day is (Open Line) Fridays. I absolutely love the “Newbie” advice you provided last week…HERE and thought the discussion on quilt abbreviations HERE was hysterical! YOU are all so creative–and not just with your stitching!
QUESTIONS ABOUT PATTERNED FABRIC
I’ve received several questions about using the quilt motifs on patterned fabric. (Find more than 75 free motion quilt tutorials HERE.) I do all the tutorials on solid fabric so that you can see them best, but all of the motifs look great on printed fabrics as well.
The effect is more subtle on printed fabrics, but at different angles of light, you will see the patterns and you will see the nice textured effect. That being said, I would save the most intricate free motion quilting for areas of the quilt that have low contrast patterns.
In this miniature quilt, the quilting is very subtle-more texture than anything. The highly patterned, multi-colored purple fabric hides the quilting. (The low-contrast gray fabric would have revealed more quilting–however, I wanted the more subtle effect.)
The following images were sent in by a reader–thank you, Peggy!
The quilting looks great on all fabric types…depending on the angle of the light.
FOCUS ON FREE MOTION QUILTING
When you really want to showcase a free motion quilt motif:
Whether your fabric is solid or patterned, the quilt motifs found HERE will look great. The best way to judge the quilting effect: STITCH SAMPLES! I know it takes a few extra minutes….think NIKE–Just Do It!
ANY OTHER QUESTIONS FOR OUR READERS (or me) TODAY?
Love to hear…
It’s been a busy week here at The Inbox Jaunt. I hope you all enjoyed yesterday’s guest post from the very creative, Hilary Florence. (Hilary blogs HERE) My machine was smoking late into the evening trying all the variations…Great job,Hilary…Come again any time!
YOU CAN GUEST POST, TOO!
I would like to encourage other bloggers and would-be bloggers to give “guest posting” a try. We’d love to feature YOU here at The Inbox Jaunt!
Though the weather does not reflect the calendar…it is almost Easter!…You might want to try The Easter Egg tutorial HERE and the Bunny tutorial HERE... They are quick projects that you may have time to whip up before Sunday!
THE MAYPOP LEAF
On Tuesday, we worked on a versatile motif-The Maypop Leaf. As with all the tutorials, I think it is easiest to learn a pattern if you have a few “rails” or drawn lines to establish scale. Once you learn the motif, try modifying it to fit YOUR quilt.
FILLING A SQUARE
One way to fill a square with The Maypop Leaf is to draw diagonal lines across the square and stitch leaves radiating out from the center on those lines.
Another way to fill a square: Draw one diagonal line across the square and place two separate Maypop Leafs inside the triangles.
FILLING A TRIANGLE
Lady Kennedy, Maven of Maypop
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