Thread Talk from my Sewing Machine #21
July 7, 2011 by ivoryspring
Good day, my Friends! I want to thank you all for the kind words you have left regarding my Spice Garden quilt! Some of you made mention of the quilting. I will try to de-code the swirly vine motif for you today.
With any new quilting motif you want to try out, first you get out your pencil and paper. On the paper, start with a swirl.
Then you add more swirls and vine tendrils as you go along. The numbers show how one swirl cluster moves to the next. You can see coming off of #2, I move my swirls to the right to start filling up the space in the right with #3, 4 and 5. Then I came back down with #6 to start filling up the space below the original clusters.
There is really not much regularity with this motif – you pretty much go wherever you want and start building and adding your swirls and tendrils to fill your quilting area.
The key is to keep the swirls and tendrils evenly distributed.
There you have it, Friends. This allover quilting motif is a fast one to do, and it fills up a quilting area quite easily and quickly! Do let me know how you like if you decide to give it a try!
Thanks for stopping by. Happy Quilting!