The Free Motion Quilting Project: Day 162 - Flame Vine

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Day 162 - Flame Vine

Vine designs are always fun and I've been playing with some of my favorite flame shapes to see what kind of variations we can come up with.

This design is very similar to Fern Filler from way back at the beginning of this project, but instead of the long flowing fern leaves, I instead opted for short, wiggly flames to create Flame Vine:

free motion quilting | Leah Day
Today I'm going to spend some time investigating new software for my website. I'm planning on making some changes to the blog and my website soon and my old software just isn't going to cut it.

What changes am I planning to make exactly? Well, I'm actually not sure at the moment. I'm bouncing a couple of ideas around in my head, and I'd really like you to be involved with the decision as well!

Check out the poll I'm running in the
upper right hand corner and vote for what you
would most like to see and experience!

Inspiration - I've always been a fan of flame designs. In fact, the very first variation design I ever made was Flame Stitch for the quilt Release Your Light.

With this design, I was going for a shorter, more controlled version of Fern Filler with a little more interesting, super wiggly flame shapes.

Difficulty Level - Intermediate. This isn't that tough, you just need to first establish your vine, then wiggle off of it with your flame shapes.

Design Family - Edge to Edge. This design is worked from one edge of your quilting space to another, but you could easily make it a free form design by first filling a section of your quilt with the vine, then filling it with flames afterward.

Directional Texture - 2 Directions. This design has a definite horizontal or vertical texture, but again, this could change depending on how wobbly and wiggly your initial vine is.

Suggestions for Use - I love this type of design because they're so versatile. You could easily use this in your sashing, but you could also expand it to fill a whole 6" border too.

I'm going to play with this design some more and see how many different variations I can come up with just using flame shapes!

Back of Flame Vine
free motion quilting | Leah Day
Feel free to use this free motion filler designs in your quilts,
and make sure to tell your friends where you learned it.

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Let's go Quilt!

Leah Day

1 comment:

  1. Maybe its the color but I just love this design! I did vote in your poll but i like everything equally!


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