Patchwork cushion (and free motion quilting)

Following my initial attempts at free motion quilting, I bravely took the step of trying it out for real on my patchwork cushion front.

Using a coordinating thread in a deep red colour I decided to include the word ‘home’ in my quilting, surrounded by a flower (ish) design.

The reverse of my quilt sandwich to show the free motion flower design

I really enjoyed the challenge of free motion quilting and soon got into the rhythm of creating the curly flowers. I switched foot part way through as the open toe one I’d started with seemed to catch the fabric where the pieces were joined. Finishing with a transparent closed toe foot gave me no problems at all and I’m really pleased with the finished cushion.

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Hi, I'm Karen, creator of which is home to my poetry, art and general ramblings. I am the author two collections of poetry, 'Kaleidoscopic Beauty' & 'I am the Stars in the Sky', and the children's book 'All That Glitters' (not yet published). I also enjoy running.

3 thoughts on “Patchwork cushion (and free motion quilting)

  1. I love the red and white design! I think you’ve done amazingly well. The patchwork style works perfectly. I’ve just taken a look at your earlier post on free motion quilting and it looks like you’re definitely getting the hang of it. I can’t free motion draw to save my life so I can only imagine what a botch job I’d do if I tried the stitching!
    Love it, Karen. The question is, what’s next?
    Caz xx

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