Thread Talk from My Sewing Machine #48

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Hello Friends!  I hope you are doing well.  My “Twirly Whirly” quilting motif should be self-explanatory in the following images.

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These twirly whirlies are perfect for allover quilting, strip quilting, or sashing/border quilting!  I tested them on my most recently completed quilt, and will definitely be experimenting and practicing with them in the future! [Sadly, my pictures didn’t quite turn out… that’s why I have no photos to show.]

Thanks for stopping by.  Happy Quilting.

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Thread Talk from my Sewing Machine #34

Hi Friends!  I hope you are doing well.   I thought I would share with you a fun quilting motif I recently “discovered”.  I am sure I am not the first person who came up with the idea, so don’t quote me. :)  But here goes.  The inspiration for this motif is none other than the jester’s hat!  See?   I told you it’s going to be fun…

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The key in quilting this motif is NEVER echo to move around.  Instead quilt another hat “tentacle” to go places.  See if you can understand what I mean from the following series of images:

Here you can see the motif in action:

I thought this motif is a fun and informal one in that it affords quite a bit of movement that creates a nice texture on a fun fabric.  Do try it out, and let me know what you think!