The Free Motion Quilting Project: Dancing Butterfly Design #8 - Bamboo Forest

Friday, February 27, 2015

Dancing Butterfly Design #8 - Bamboo Forest

Time for a fun Edge to Edge design to make our Dancing Butterfly borders and wings really pop! Bamboo Forest is one of my favorite designs for adding beautiful texture without a lot of fuss.
It's hard to believe such a beautiful quilting design is created entirely with simple curving lines! Let's learn how to quilt this in a short video from the Dancing Butterfly Quilt Pattern:

When it came to using Bamboo Forest in my 4th butterfly, I marked long lines across the block to help with placement. It's definitely not required, but it may help keep the lines of the bamboo lined up across the edges of the block.
This definitely isn't required, but I found it easier to stretch the bamboo across the length of the block this way.

So what do you think? If you like the look of Bamboo Forest you might also like Hardware Floors, a similar design stitched with straight lines instead of curves. No matter which way you stitch it, these designs are simple to quilt, but really look great anywhere you use them!

Let's go quilt,

Leah Day

1 comment:

  1. I really like this design! It has a nice texture, and a freedom to it. I also like your "throw more thread at it" solution to mistakes. (smile) It seems to me that you could purposely not stitch on the cross-line, but purposely make two lines for the bamboo "joint."


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