November 10, 2014

FMQ weekly: Peapods quilting design

I like to name my free-motion designs, even though I always wonder if I'll choose one that someone else has used, or even one that I've already used and forgotten about. I need a system to keep track of them. I totally lack a system.

For this one I picked Wishes. Then I posted a picture on Instagram and Instagram renamed it for me. Instagram called it Peapods and obviously that's a better description than Wishes. I should have checked with you all first! What was I thinking?

Did I stitch this one in a no-narration video? Heck yes I did. I'm really liking the video thing. It's like we're hanging out and quilting together. Here's the video link for those of you who subscribe by email.

These peapods are kind of fat but I've also stitched it with skinnier ones and that looks great too.

And of course, for those who just want a description:

a. You start with a line and make a leaf shape.
b. Make a smaller leaf inside that leaf (making sure to go all the way to the points)
c. Then come up with a string of pebbles in that inner leaf
d. Travel up the side of the inner leaf to the tip of the leaf and continue your line

You repeat that all the way to the edge of your piece, then come back with another column. Consecutive columns are offset so they nestle together. Then you put some echoing lines between the columns for maximum quilting oomph. If that's confusing just watch the first couple minutes of the video.

I hope you get some use out of this one, quilters.

P.S. Portland folks: I have some upcoming FMQ classes at Modern Domestic!


Stina... said...

Fun!!! Will try them out!

What Comes Next? said...

this is just so much fun! I can't wait to try it out!

Pamela said...

Oh what fun - and it looks so easy! Thanks.

Missy Shay said...

I love this design. I have a question about your gloves, I've never seen ones with some of the fingers cut off, did they come that way? Does it seem to help?

Unknown said...

Love this design and you make it look so so easy to do. Can hardly wait for end of month and joining you on Craftsy.

KaHolly said...

This is great! I love it! I'm practicing it right now, and it's getting easier and neater as I move along. Thanks so much for the great tute. XO

KaHolly said...

I've been practicing this and it's so much fun! Can't wait to put it to good use!

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