The Free Motion Quilting Project: How to Machine Quilt Hearty Vine - #452

Monday, November 2, 2015

How to Machine Quilt Hearty Vine - #452

Time to learn a new machine quilting design! Karen Klamczynski from Fireball Quilts shared a design called Hearty Vine on her blog. Karen was inspired to add cute hearts to Cucumber Vine to create this new design:

Learn how to machine quilt Hearty Vine

I really enjoyed machine quilting this design today! It's a bit challenging to quilt the heart shapes from the top and I played around with different ways to stitch it. Ultimately I found stitching one half the heart, then travel stitching back, then stitching the other half felt more natural and resulted in a fairly symmetrical heart shape.

Learn how to machine quilt this beautiful design in this free video:

This design really wants to expand with big spiral swirls and big hearts so I think it will be perfect for bed quilts. When I tried shrinking down the heart shapes and the spirals, it didn't end up looking good or feeling very natural to stitch, so this is just one of those designs that really wants to go big!

Learn how to machine quilt Hearty Vine
Speaking of big filler designs, I asked members of our Facebook Group what they were interested in for next year's Free Motion Quilt Along. Many quilters are interested in learning more about quilting bed quilts so they finish soft and cuddly.

How about you? What are you interested in learning next year?

Let's go quilt,

Leah Day

1 comment:

  1. Everything free motion! but I also want to quilt bedquilts


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