Free Motion Friday - Molly's Quilt

Happy Friday!!!

Today we have Molly's Quilt


So here we go!!


I'm starting my marking in this great big circle. To do this, before I load my quilt onto my machine, or before you start quilting on a domestic, I would take a marking pen, a string, and a pin. Wrap on end of the string around the pen, and the other around the pin. Stick the pin into the center of the quilt (or where you want the center of the circle to be), then, keeping the string tight, use the string like a compass and draw your circle. Easy peasy.

My mom has a much better tutorial on her blog HERE. 


Then I'm going to start quilting, quilting in the circle I had marked, as well as a inner circle and two echoing lines on the outside of each circle.  While these lines are drawn over the star in the picture, in real life I would not quilt them over the star -- I'd stop at the star to make it look like there was a ring sitting behind the star.

I feel like I said star to many times in that last paragraph.


Next, I'm going to fill in the circle with a fill -- in this case I have chosen ribbon candy.

7Then I'm going to fill in the center of the circle, with something swirly.


Swirly on the inside, because I'm putting straight lines around the outside and want there to be a contrast.


Inside the star I have quilted in simple radiating straight lines from the corners.


And  straight lines in the triangles as well. Mostly likely I would leave the white behind the triangles unquilted, though if I didn't like how that looked, I'd go in with something very dense, straight lines or tight loops, and really pack down that white space.

That's it for this week!!! If you'd like your quilt to be a part of FMF, email a picture of it to kathleen(at) I love seeing pictures of everyone's quilts, even if I don't have time to feature all of them! Keep em coming!!!

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. I’m teaching there September 25 & 26 2015 — hope to see you then!