Friday, August 4, 2017

Free Motion Friday - Picking Fillers

So last week I was working on this quilt and playing with rulers.  Once that was done I had to decide how to fill all the spaces I'd created.

 I knew I wanted something really dense behind the flowers.  So loopy and fun.

Here's the top at this point.

I decided to add feathers to the other side of the spikes for added contrast.  I really like it.  Then I went to fill in the large open spaces.

Here's my first attempt.  hated it.  Ripped it out.  It's not dense enough.

And my second attempt.  It's better, but I still don't like it.  I ripped it out.  Not quite dense enough. 

Here's the start of the third attempt.  I really like it.  

Here's more of the swirls stitched out.

And the final quilt all done.  I really like the contrast between all the different fillers!  (And my foot LOL).

I hope you get to quilt today!


  1. Glad you persevered ...... I. Love. It. !!!

  2. Hi Suzy,
    Wow - you did a great job on quilting this piece. It did it's job by highlighting the pattern well. ~smile~ Roseanne

  3. Simply stunning Suzy love the colours design and quilting. What a enjoyable visit I learnt so much. You said you ripped out several times how do you manage this and still have the fabric so neat, it must take ages to rip out all those stitches???? Thanks for such an informative tutorial. Cheers Glenda

  4. Such beautiful quilting there. I like that you kept at it until you got the design that you liked. I can't imagine ripping all of that out...several times. Happy quilting! Andrea

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