The Free Motion Quilting Project: Machine Quilt Wire Flourish #459

Friday, December 18, 2015

Machine Quilt Wire Flourish #459

Ready to learn a new machine quilting design? Today's design, Wire Flourish, is inspired by metal work and the beautiful fleur-de-lis and twisted sculptures I grew up watching my dad hammer out in his blacksmith shop.

The idea behind this design was simple - start with a wiggly spiral line, then branch out with to more spirals to both sides to form a symmetrical wire shape. The next step is to travel stitch and echo this starting line to expand the design and make it stand out on the surface of your quilt. See how to machine quilt it in this free video:

The only downside of Wire Flourish is the travel stitching required to create the starting wire. This can be a bit time consuming to start each shape, but you can always branch out and stitch a wider line instead of travel stitching. The key is finding out what works for you and sticking with it through your quilt so it looks consistent.

Looking for more great quilting tips? Learn much more about machine quilting and be inspired by hundreds of designs in the book 365 Free Motion Quilting Designs.

Let's go quilt!

Leah Day

1 comment:

  1. It's a lovely design Leah - thank you so much for sharing your creativity with us!


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