Sunday, December 15, 2013

Free Motion Quilting Video: Holly and Swirls

I shot a little video while working on my current customer quilt. I'm stitching holly leaves and swirls in the pieced portion of the embroidered blocks.


I wasn't sure if it would be visible via the video, since usually I stick to contrasting thread and fabric for videos. I'm so glad to be able to kill two birds with one stone, so to say!


A still pic of the quilting above and remember this guy, below? He and his friends have been all stitched up.


The puckers around the embroidery disappeared easily as I quilted around these cool cats. I used monopoly to stitch around the embroidery so I could stitch right over the whiskers and little claws.

free motion quilting

I'm stitching a little floor for each kitty, using a few different designs. I do hope this first time customer likes what I've done!


 Are you in need of a little gag gift for your quilt guild's Christmas meeting? I saw this up at my local Janome dealer's shop! Embroidered toilet paper! I wonder if I could quilt some toilet paper with the same method? It involves several layers of TP plus some good tear-away stabilizer.


The count down to Christmas has begun! I hope I can get everything done that really needs to be done on my list without becoming too busy to enjoy the meaning behind Christmas.

3 comments:

  1. Yowza!! How could she NOT like it! It's adorable. Her designs were cute, but you elevated them to a whole new level! Now they have personality. I challenge Disney to create anything better!

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  2. I like the way you do the stem first and then the leaf. Don't know why I didn't think of that. I usually do it the opposite way. Very interesting to watch another quilter in action.

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  3. It's hard to quilt around embroidery, great job as usual. I've been thinking about your and asking your suggestions for quilting a tumbling block. It's not ready yet but will be about 30 by 50 with lots of color. of course
    LEeAnna Paylor

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