This is an easygoing free-motion design I want to show you today. This one is good for a quick finish. Not that you need those. Not that you're ever finishing your binding the morning that you have to give away your quilt. No, that never happens.
So this is what I call a follow-along design, meaning you give yourself a guiding line and then you follow along that line with the next step.
a. To start you give yourself a wavy guiding line.
b. Then you come down one side of your guiding line, making a loop in every indentation in the line.
c. Now go along the other side of the guiding line, doing the same thing.
d. Move over and start a new wavy line. leaving enough room between them for adding the loopy lines.
You can see how this gives you a not-completely-plain design but it doesn't ask much more of you than a simple wavy line would. I like a design that can handle natural variability and so I tried practice stitching this one with more and less stretched out wavy lines, as well as varied sizes of circles. It worked well with all of those variables in play, so I think it qualifies as a beginner-friendly design.
Here's a no-narration video, because it's so fun for me to show you how I do it!
I have been trying to show you my new designs on patchwork so you can see how they might play on a quilt. This is a very busy quilt block but hopefully you can still see how pillowy and lighthearted this design comes across.