Free Motion Friday - Chelsea is a Rock Star


It has been quite a week. I'm still a little bit unsure of how this became my life.

Chelsea was in a FMF post before HERE.  She got her quilt finished, and sent pictures!! Yay


I just love it so much!

I love when people send me pictures! If you've been part of FMF, or used something I showed on my blog, PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE send pictures! It makes me so happy to see what everyone is doing!

She sent another quilt picture with her finished quilt pictures:


She says:

If you have the chance, I'd love your thoughts on a different quilting design for the Tiny Dancer quilt. This one is a mirror image of the blue Tiny Dancer quilt and I made it the same time I was piecing the blue one. It has a lot of white space which will be awesome for free motion quilting.

So lets do this! I cropped the picture so we are just looking at one block to hopefully make things a bit easier.


I started with a bracket/flame/leaf/Kathleen's Magic Shape. This is at the moment, my favourite shape to quilt. It fits everywhere, looks awesome, and is all sorts of fun to quilt.


And then did one reflected as well.


Then, added feathers on one side,


And the other.

This makes a wonky feather wreath thing. With feathers going all different directions, which I like. However, if you like things a bit more controlled, you could stitch a circle in the center, and do a proper feather wreath around.

Something similar to how I quilted Angie's quilt


Next, I echoed the inside -- not a full echo, if you look it meets on the sides, mainly so I don't have to start and stop my thread. I can just keep on going.


Then I filled in the center with wishbones.

Usually, what I would do now, is go in and fill the area behind the feathers with a dense fill of somesort


I love a feather that pops.

However, this time, I really wanted to make... movement I guess. So it almost looks like those pinwheels are spinning.



So I echoed around the feathers. Which I think creates the desired effect.


Then, some continuous curve in the triangles.


And here it is drawn on a large portion of the quilt.

Remember, if you want your quilt to be a part of Free Motion Friday, make my day, and send a picture of it to kathleen(at)! I love seeing your pictures, even if I can't get to your quilt on the blog.

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!