Friday, December 30, 2016

Free Motion Friday - Bubble Stacks

Okay, so let's be honest.  This design is not one of my favorites.  But I stitched it so I am sharing it with you all anyways!  I actually have two different designs on this rectangle as I changed it half way through so I liked it better.

The directions for the final design can be found here.  It's the one on the left below.

Stitching it the ditch around your rectangle.  Then start by making an oval about 1 inch wide and 2 inches long.  Then make a smaller oval and a circle inside it.

Repeat making ovals all the way across the block.

Here is one Bubble Stack complete.

The next thing I did was add these little ovals between the bubbles.  This is the part I turned out not to like.  I would just keep making stacks of bubbles and leaves these bubble out.  But it's your choice.

The thing I didn't like about the extra ovals is that it made it hard to make the next row of bubbles even.  The ends got a little wonky as I went between the ovals.

Here is the half I did with the ovals.  It's okay, but not my favorite.

So I decided to do the other side without the ovals.  These last three rows have no ovals between them.  I like it much better.

And here is the final design.

Sometimes you just have to go with your mistakes.

I hope you get to quilt today!

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