Free Motion Friday – Debra’s Quilt

HAPPY FRIDAY!!!

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Thanks so much to everyone who came out to my BC teaching trip. It was a bit crazy, but I had the most fun! My next teaching dates are QuiltCon in February 2017, Quilt Canada (Mississauga Ontario) in June 2017, and Norway in June 2018.

On to FMF — today we have Debra’s quilt.

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All that white space just makes me drool a little bit. Oh man.

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The first thing I did was traced the block. If I was actually quilting this, not just drawing, I would take a piece of paper or template plastic or whatever I had handy, and I’d make myself a template the same size as the block .

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Then, I’d mark out those templates to continue the pattern a bit wider through the quilt. On this picture it looks like they go on top of the piecing, but in real life I’d have them going UNDER the piecing — so no lines overtop of the applique, the ghost blocks would be sitting underneath.

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Then, I’d fill the rest of the space with whatever background fill I liked that week.

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Likely those larger open oval/squares would need more quilting in them, so I’d do some concentric echoes going into them.

 

So that’s Debra’s quilt! Remember, if you’d like to be a part of FMF email a picture of your quilt to kathleen(at)kathleenquilts.com.

Later days!
Kathleen.

 

 

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3 responses to “Free Motion Friday – Debra’s Quilt

  1. Love this quilt and your quilting suggestions!! Who says you need to keep to a single background fill?? Do one until you are tired of it and switch to something else – that’s the modern way right?? Now I need to make this quilt for myself!!!

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