The Free Motion Quilting Project: Day 164 - Beaded Curtain

Thursday, April 22, 2010

Day 164 - Beaded Curtain

Some designs are just so much fun to play with, there's really no end to the possible variations!
Here's a nice combo of circular shapes ending with a paisley tear drop which end up looking a whole lot like a beaded curtain:

free motion quilting | Leah Day
Today was a yoga day so I'm feeling wonderfully stretched out, peaceful, and a bit sore all at the same time.

It was the first time I was able to get into Tripod, a headstand position where you balance on the top of your head and your hands and rest your knees on your elbows.

It's not an easy pose, but feels wonderfully powerful once you're in it properly.

Inspiration - I used to be a big beadworker, beadist, beader - whatever they're called! - and made a beaded curtain with giant bamboo beads. I honestly have to admit that I like the quilted version better!

Difficulty Level - Intermediate. This isn't a super hard design, but it does take some practice to keep the circular shapes all stacked on top of one another evenly.

Design Family - Edge to Edge. This design is stitched from one edge of your quilting design to another, so it will be a terrific filler to use in the open, uncomplicated areas of your quilt, like sashing.

Directional Texture - 2 Directions. This design has a definite horizontal or vertical texture. It's up to you if you wanted to stitch the design with all the tear drops going one direction or in every other direction as I quilted my sample.

Back of Beaded Curtain
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

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