Monday, July 17, 2017

Machine Quilting Monday - Abri's Quilt

It's #MachineQuiltingMonday and I'm still working on Abri's quilt. My goal is to have it completed and in the mail to her within the week. 
#machinequiltingmonday fmq free motion freemotion abri quilt orange peel spiral continuous curve flower

On Wednesday, I showed you these orange peels in the squares.

#machinequiltingmonday fmq free motion freemotion abri quilt orange peel spiral continuous curve flower

I wanted something that carried this swoopy, curvy feeling through the quilt, so I went with that continuous curved flower from Chapter 3 of The Ultimate Guide to Machine Quilting. I love how these two designs connect.

#machinequiltingmonday fmq free motion freemotion abri quilt orange peel spiral continuous curve flower

Then I added spirals in the corners of the star blocks. 

#machinequiltingmonday fmq free motion freemotion abri quilt orange peel spiral continuous curve flower

I think I'm going to leave the stars unquilted. I don't want to quilt it to death, partly because of time but mostly because I want it to be soft and cozy. I'm so happy with the texture that's being created.


#machinequiltingmonday fmq free motion freemotion abri quilt orange peel spiral continuous curve flower

I've made good progress, and only have the borders left to quilt. I'm still trying to decide what design to use there. It's a pretty wide border, so a lot of my go-to patterns will be a little lost there.



The Pit Boss suggested mixing in some words with loops and hearts and flowers. I'm trying to decide if I'm brave enough to try it. I quilted words in Grace's minkee quilt a long time ago, but this is in a wide white border, so my mistakes will really stand out.

I'm making a list of words that would be appropriate. So far I have:

Abri, hope, love, peace, strength, courage, fierce, happy, brave, joy, healing, and cure. What words would you add to the list? 


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