Friday, April 12, 2013

Freemotion Quilting Sampler & Design Wall Weekend #2

Salsa quilt with "Here Comes the Sun"
freemotion quilting design
My Salsa quilt is almost finished... I only have 3 sides of the sashing/border to quilt and the binding to go... good thing since the show deadline is tomorrow!  After trying several different styles of freemotion quilting for the sashing (as well as thread color), I decided to let the fabric be my guide and created what I'm calling the "Here Comes the Sun" freemotion quilting design.  I'll work on getting a tutorial out on this design later this week.
Closeup of the sashing fabric
which inspired the design

Layout of my quilt-top for a free-motion quilting sampler
that I currently have on my design wall

I've also finally got started on piecing my quilt top together that I'll be using for a freemotion quilting sampler.  I'm enrolled in Leah Day's Craftsy class "Freemotion Fillers Volume 1" which teaches 50 different freemotion quilting designs (49 blocks each with their own design and 1 design throughout the sashing and border.)  I'm thinking, however, of substituting some of the designs that Leah teaches in the class with some of my own, such as my True Triangles design.  Make sure to check out the True Triangles Video Tutorial here!

So, what do you have on your design wall?   By the way, if you don't yet have your own design wall, click here for a great tutorial on how to make one for yourself from Quilts by Jen.   I'm looking forward to seeing all sorts of inspiring blogs for our  blog party link up!

What kind of blogs should link up?

I think that it's best to have content that matches the content and interests served with the blog that's hosting the party, so please only link up if your blog post is about any of the following:
  • Quilting and fabrics 
  • Fiber art of any kind
  • Hand & machine stitch or embroidery
  • Mixed media art
  • Book-making, art journals, and sketchbooks
  • Tutorials for any quilting, fiber, mixed media, sketchbook and other arts
  • These can be works in progress or finishes

Rules for the blog linking party

  • If you follow my blog, I'll follow yours!  PLEASE make sure to comment and tell me you're following, and I'll visit and  follow yours too.)
  • Please take the time to visit other links, everyone loves new visitors and comments!  Try to comment on at least two other blogs in the party.
If you would like to add a button to your blog you can copy the code which is below my buttons and add it as a gadget on the layout page of your blog. Here is a tutorial on how to do it.

You Might Also Be Interested in:

Tutorial- Sashing 
Pre-Quilted Blocks
True Triangles 
Video Tutorial
Fireworks Freemotion Quilting Design

Check Out These Other Great Blogs!

Nina Marie Sayre Art Quilts

Leah Day's Freemotion Quilting Project

Confessions of a Fabric Addict

Quilt Matters

Richard and Tanya Quilts


  1. Your salsa quilt is looking great, Christina. I love Leah Day's work -- I'm sure you'll have a great time taking her class.

  2. Oh nice link party! I like that you include lots of versions of fiber arts. Mixed media is almost always my favorite :)

  3. Your link party sounds like fun. Love how you put all the helps you listed. Would love it if you follow me.

  4. I love the layout for your FMQ sampler...I bet it's going to look great!

  5. I'm starting with Leah Day also. I heard about her a couple of months ago and am now practicing designs to quilt my spiderweb quilt. I love your bright and cheery FMQ sampler.

    I've grabbed your badge and signed up to follow you. Looking forward to joining into your linky party.

  6. I love the sashing for your salsa quilt and I'm looking forward to seeing how you quilt your fmq sampler. I really like the layout of your coloured blocks :)

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