I mention the show because our theme this year is "In Stitches" and I realized I could easily create a filler design that was not only cool, it also allowed me to shamelessly plug the show!
So here's my shameless plug: if you or anyone you know live in North Carolina, get them on the phone and tell them about our upcoming show!
The Foothills Quilt Show will be on October 9th, 10th, and 11th at the Cleveland County Arts Council in uptown Shelby, NC.
This really is a gorgeous show and you won't want to miss it!
Check out our donation quilt, Baskets in Bloom.
Get a chance to win this quilt for just $1.
Now that I've finished my shameless plug, we'll get back to our filler design.
And today that design is called In Stitches!
Inspiration - I've known about the theme for our show for awhile, but it didn't click until the other day. We all use stitches to make our quilts but what about Frankenstein-like stitches?
I realized immediately that this would make for a terrific filler design!
Difficulty Level - Intermediate. Yes, this fill requires a lot of traveling over your previous stitching, but it's pretty forgiving.
Design Family - Independent.
Dr. Victor wasn't a very good quilter when he put Frankenstein together so you're not really going for perfection here.
Directional Texture - All directions. There's really no rhyme or reason with this fill so just make sure it stays consistent and fills your space evenly.
Suggestions for Use - Of course this stitch is going to come in very handy whenever you want to seam together the pieces of dead people to reanimate a new living monster. Duh!
If that doesn't float your boat, you could also use this as a terrific background fill, especially for your Halloween quilts.
A design like this will work even in tight areas of your quilt so feel free to put it around floral applique for a funky contradiction in texture verses shape.
and make sure to tell your friends where you learned it.
Let's go Quilt!