Friday, August 25, 2017

Free Motion Friday - Pattern Similarity

This quilt is from my most recent Island Batik Ambassador challenge.  It was a Quilt as You Go Challenge.  I made a quilt with three panels and quilted each panel similarly.  Since each panel was 36 x 12 inches I didn't want to quilt them all in the same pattern as I didn't want to get bored.  So I decided to put something inside a large circle (1-2 inches in diameter) and then echo the circles to create the similarity between panels.

The first panel has a partial flower/sun inside.  A big curve with little bumps around the outside.  

Here's a closer look.  I had fun putting bubbles inside the leaves and stems and whenever I got into a space that was too small.  Bubbles are always perfect for that.

For these circles I did a pumpkin seed/orange peel inside each circle.  I didn't worry about how they were oriented, they were stitched however my fabric was oriented at the time.  I like this one a lot.

And a closer look.

For the last design I put three feathers inside the circle.  I like it, but will admit it's my least favorite of the three.

And a close up.

Here's the whole quilt all done.  I love Island Batiks!

Be sure to come back tomorrow to check out the quilt I made from Christa Watson's new book Piece and Quilt with Precuts!  You'll even have a chance to win an ecopy of the book!

I hope you get to quilt today (I only get to once the house is clean....)

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