6 years ago I thought my greatest ambition was to become a famous jewelry and beadwork designer. And 8 years ago all I wanted to do was make lampwork glass beads.
It's funny to think about how different my life is now from what it was then. The wonderful thing is that my love for molten glass can still be expressed in beautiful quilting stitches, like in today's free motion quilting filler: Flowing Glass.
Free Motion Quilting Video on Flowing Glass
Inspiration: Lately I've been reading the Nora Robert's Born In Series, and the main character in Born In Fire is an amazing glass blower. Of course her talent and beautiful art leads her to find the man of her dreams, fall madly in love, and live happily ever after, of course, in Ireland.
This filler makes me also think of pebbles in a stream and flowing water. Once I listened to a talk by a glass blower at a Renaissance Fair who claimed that glass was a constant liquid, even when it looks solid to us, it's really still flowing and moving like water.
Difficulty Level: Beginner. Concentrate on maintaining an equal distance between your wavy lines of water and the shape of your glass globes and this filler will always come out perfect.
Directional Texture: 2 directions. This is a vertical or horizontal filler because when you look at it, you can't help but see the lines created by stitching to the middle and back repeatedly.
Suggestions for Use: This would look great as a horizon line in a sunset quilt or as fill in pretty much any area of a quilt. It's a gorgeous filler that takes very little time to apply and the end result is gorgeous!
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