December 09, 2014

FMQ Weekly: Wildfire Quilting design

This is a simple design that has a lot of elegance.

I found myself stitching it on the quilt that I posted about last week and I thought, I should do a tutorial on that one! It catches the light so nicely. 

So you start with a drop shape and echo it once. 

Then you make a leaf shape around that drop. 

Echo that leaf shape one or two more times (depending on where you want to end up) and then start the next motif. 

When you get biggish spaces between the motifs fill them in with little echoed drops. 

Want to see me stitching it? Great, here's a video!

This is an emerging type of design (one of the design styles I cover in my Craftsy class) so if you're comfortable with other emerging designs (like the paisley pattern) you should be able to adjust to this pattern pretty well. 

Speaking of the Craftsy class, WOW! So many of you have taken it, and left the kindest reviews! It would take me years to teach this many people in person, I'm just thrilled that we can connect online like that. Thanks for all the support and enthusiasm. I love helping people feel confident and adventurous in their FMQ and hearing that I'm doing that gives me such a good feeling. Happy stitching everyone!


SewCalGal said...

Wonderful tutorial for a lovely design. Thank you.


Lucy Daniel said...

AWESOME tutorial and video!!!! Thank you XO

Elsa said...

Really lovely design ~ like it so much more than flames. It looks like the top of a candle flame to me. So happy to hear that your Craftsy class is doing so well ~ so exciting!!!

Beth @ Cooking Up Quilts said...

Watching your videos on these designs is soooo helpful. Thank you so much for this series and the videos!

mlisshouston said...

I look forward to every video you post!!
This one I think is my favourite : )
I have already used 2 full pages in my doodle book of just this one pattern.
I love it!!
Thanks so much for sharing

Vicki said...

I wish that I would have had this design about 6 wks ago! You are the one that has given me additional confidence in quilting my own quilts. thanks!

bumblebee53 said...

To me, it's a miracle to watch how you get from one side to the other side to cover the whole sandwich with this design - that is magic! I may never master FMQ but it's still a joy to watch you do it so beautifully, and so generously. This method of tutorial is great, and with so much less distractions.

BillieBee (billiemick) said...

You make it all look so easy.

Lara B. said...

It is really fun and enlightening to watch your videos Christina! Love this new design! I agree with what MadHappyCrafter wrote - it is magical to see how you do it. Hey - that is great about your Craftsy class being a big hit! Never doubted it for a moment.

Angie in SoCal said...

Another great pattern. The video helped a lot!

Unknown said...

Just found your blog via the Sew Mama Sew post today on your gradient pillows. Great blog and I've added it to my feed! Love how you put the arrows on your quilting designs. Those little things make it much easier to learn!

Unknown said...

Just found your blog also! This is a beautiful design! Going to check out your Craftsy class now.

Lostinideas said...

I loved this pattern immediately and tried it out for a wall hanging. Unfortunately it didn't come out as nicely as I hoped (have a look on my blog if you want to see a beginner copying your pattern)
I just detected you blog some weeks ago over teaginny and I am kept by your quilting. So many nice ideas. I love your videos too. I would like to quilt with the same calm and smooth elegance are you are doing. I have to practice!
Thanks for new inspirations!

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