Monday, December 27, 2010
Block #87 in the Machine Quilting Challenge
Good Morning Again,
Since the last block was so similar to the previous block, I thought I'd throw in another one.
In the past two weeks, I've completed my first article for Quilting Arts and moved. My new space is twice as big as the previous one. It's funky and fabulous and I love it.
I hope to finally use my new machine this week and stitch out some more new designs. Hopefully this one will tide you over in the meantime.
The design features largish paisley shapes with swirls inside. Begin by stitching a paisley shape (teardrop) near the middle of the block. Mine are about two inches long and 1 1/2" at their widest. Once the paisley is complete, stitch a line up the middle that ends in a swirl then double back down and out of the paisley. Stitch another paisley as close as possible to the first one but positioned in a different direction then stitch a swirl in it's center. Continue making paisleys with swirls, changing up the position and size of each so that they all nestle into each other and leave little or no negative space.
Hope you enjoy doing this one. It's very pretty!
Till next time,