Free Motion Friday – Peacock Swirl & Border

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Happy Friday! I’ve got a new logo this week… this time with my name spelled correctly!  Yahoo!!

This week, the design I’m currently obsessed with…

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What I call my Peacock Swirl.

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We start with a nice easy swirl,

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And add a hook on the way out.

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Then I add two hooks on my way back up on the echo,

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And echo around the hook and the swirl, until I’m in the “V” the swirl makes with the stem.

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Then, I add another hook,

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And finish the echo down the stem.

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I used this design on Jasmine’s Aviatrix Medallion, and I think ti worked pretty awesomely :D.

Right now I’m quilting a quilt for my Dad, and using a variation of this design as a border design:

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To do this

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I start by quilting a wavy line. I don’t mark this or measure or anything… I try to get my wave as even as possible, but I’m not to worried if it isn’t perfect.

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Then, I echo the bump of the wave, and do a swirl in the valley,

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I swirl out, echoing back the way I came,

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Then hooking in and echoing around my swirl.

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The, two hooks, echoing the swirl.

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Then, I echo over the hill, and do the same thing in the next valley.

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Then back the other direction — I’m moving in the opposite direction from last time, so my swirls are facing opposite directions.

Anyways, that’s it for me this week! If you’d like your quilt to be a part of FMF, email a picture of it to kathleen(at)kathleenquilts.com

Later days!
Kathleen.

Free Motion Friday is Sponsored by Sparrow Studioz and APQS Canada!

Free Motion Friday is Sponsored by Sparrow Studioz and APQS Canada.

 

 

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9 responses to “Free Motion Friday – Peacock Swirl & Border

  1. This is a great design, thanks so much for breaking it down. I can see a lot of ways to use this one. In fact I have a “boy” quilt that this would look great on.

  2. Kathleen, I love your peacock swirl and your step by step instructions are what I need. I have been admiring your work and wonder what is your favorite batting and thread, brand and weight. Also, do you use a stitch regulator ? If not, why not. Thanks in advance for your reply. I have an APQS Millie, I keep practicing new designs, and strive to improve every day and willing to put in the time and energy, persistence to become as good as I can be. Thank you ‘sew’ much, Lauretta Smith San Antonio, TX

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