Welcome to Week 3 of the Free-Motion Meandering Blog Hop! Kristin, Vicki and I are spending February with Angela Walters's newest book. The blocks I'm showing are all from the Michael Miller quilt that will be on display at QuiltCon with six other Quilts for Cure.
This week we're practicing the paisley meander and the leafy meander. I love the loopy design of the paisley meander. It's easy to get into a groove and quickly fill a space.
You can make them all different sizes and add an extra echo to travel to where you need to be. Angela has some great troubleshooting tips for those times when your paisleys seem to line up instead of making a true meandering pattern.
There are times when the leafy meander seems to suit the fabric better. I like how it gives the quilting such an organic texture.
Angela explains why sometimes your leaves aren't symetrical and how to avoid tension problems that can sometimes arise with this design.
Regardless of which one you choose, these are quick filler designs that will add interest to your quilt.
Check back next week for our final two chapters and a chance to win your own copy of Free-Motion Meandering.
Even better, be sure to visit the Michael Miller Fabrics blog to find out how to win fabulous prizes while fighting childhood cancer. WIN WIN!!