Hello Friends, I am happy to share with you a “faux” long-arm free motion quilting motif that I have quilted on my latest completed quilt. I am going to show you how “quilting off the seat of one’s pants” works out in real life using a piece of paper. The goal is to fill the paper with the motif — exactly like how we would quilt an allover quilting motif on a quilt. So, first let’s look at the progression of filling up a space with quilting motifs, starting from #1. The different colors denote different repeats of the motif.
So, here you see I “quilted” #1-9 with not much of any abnormality. I do want you to note how I always have my “starting” swirl of each repeat going a different direction — as much as I can — that gives the overall effect a sense of movement! I also want you to notice that the leaves aren’t in any particular shape as long as they taper inward, as well as the filler swirls I use to fill up some open space that is too small to fit another repeat of the motif.
I sort of quilted myself in a corner at #9, and have no convenient to get out to fill the remaining open area. No big deal, cut the thread, and find a convenient spot to start again. Thus #10 and so on, until an entire area is filled up.
Here is what is on paper transferred to a real quilt looks like on the back of my latest completed quilt…
Curious what the quilt looks like on the front? I am afraid you have to wait. All I can tell you is that my husband loves the quilt. He has great taste, because he…. married me! HAHA. Please note I am totally cracking a lame joke at that one! Alrightie, I shall catch up with you later!
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