Thursday, May 3, 2012

Since you asked.

A couple of you wanted to know how I did the stitches
 on this project yesterday.
I used my machine and curved all the way down each row.
Corner to corner.
I've tried this before with just one CURVE....
but when I double the curves in each square.....
my imperfections are HIDDEN. ;)

I do not like to mark quilting lines....
so this pattern worked great on this little table topper.


I began at the top of a row
and curved my line of stitching down to the opposite corner.

I then curved back UP to the top.

Then I curved down RIGHT next to the FIRST curve.

Here's the next SQUARE.
I did the same thing.

Down, up, and down again.

See???
Each square has THREE curves.



Here's the last bit.
When you get to the bottom of a row of squares....
You turn around and go back UP through
ALL the squares filling in
ONE MORE curved line.

Hope that explains it a bit.
I really like this quilting design...
but have to CONFESS.....
  I rarely quilt this heavily on QUILTS.
I usually save these close stitches for small projects!!!!

Here's what I'm working on now.
SWIRLY lines ALL over.
It goes much faster....
and it's a quilting pattern that seems to
come easily for me.
We probably ALL have a "DOODLE" that's inside of us.
Well.....this is mine. ;)

When you're wrestling with a quilt...
You don't want to have to THINK too much. :/


9 comments:

  1. Thanks so much for the directions! I really like that quilting pattern...not toooo much fuss, yet looks like it :)

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  2. Thank you for showing and telling and answering my question, Beth, it does look great!

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  3. ahhh ! It's the one curve coming back up that makes it so easy while it looks so much more complicated. Thanks.

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  4. Thanks for sharing this fun quilting method. I think I'm going to have to try it.

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  5. I love the quilting design. Thanks for breaking it down for me. might try it on my next quilt.

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  6. Thanks for the mini-tute on that quilting design - it's adorable!!

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  7. Thanks for the design info. I will be adding this to my list of possibles for future quilts.

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  8. The swirly lines all over is my natural quilting doodle too-in fact, most of what I do is based on it (like I'll make more circles than leaves or double up the lines by going around twice, etc).

    Thanks for the info on how you did the other terrific looking design...I think I'd have to mark it. :)

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  9. Ooh, I like this alot. I have a quilt I'm going to use this on. Thank you for sharing your knowledge!

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