You now have 200 designs to choose from to add loads of texture and wonderful movement to your quilts.
And speaking of texture, I think we need a variation of Pebble Maze. That design was just too cool not to play with again!
So off I'm running to start writing the first book! I've even got the title picked out already: "From Daisy to Paisley - 50 Beginner Level Free Motion Quilting Filler Designs." UPDATE: The book is now available as a download in my Quilt Shop. Click here to learn all about it. :)
Inspiration - Right after I stitched Pebble Maze, I looked at the design and thought "this could be easier".
Whenever I have a thought like that, I try to figure out what is making the design so difficult. In that case it was the huge amounts of traveling to get back out of the wiggly spirals.
So in this design you just simply fill the open areas with microstippling. It's much easier and has a very similar texture when viewed from far away.
Difficulty Level - Advanced. I got a little email criticism this week about both being too personal on the blog and for saying advanced fillers are easy.
So yeah, this is a tough design, but I stand by the opinion that if you really want to, you can quilt anything from this project. It's patience and practice that is the key!
Design Family - Foundational. This design is formed by first laying out your foundation of pebbles, then filling the little gap areas with microstippling.
You can change the texture of this design by changing what is inside it. What if we tried filling the pebbled areas with Paisley? I think I'm going to have to try it!
Directional Texture - No Direction. Because Pebbling and Stippling are both flat, directionless designs, this Microscopic world will be directionless as well.
Suggestions for Use - This is a highly textured design so definitely use it where you can stitch it tight and show off your threads. I think an artistic wall hanging would be perfect. Maybe a landscape???
Back of Microscopic World
and send in a picture to show it off!
Let's go Quilt!