I have been diligently finishing quilts since the first of the year and have 10 to go before I will allow myself to start a new one.
My question is: I need to quilt " Interwoven Melodies" There is no set block , and sections are not all the same size so it will have to be an all over design. If I can't find something simple I will have to do a meander. Just wondering if anyone has any other ideas. I am doing this on my Bernina 750 which has a ten inch throat. So far I haven't found any templates that work, but I make my own most of the time. Just need ideas. Thanks for any help you can give me. Betty
Post a picture , Betty . Might help gave someone a brilliant idea! :)
🌺 You know you are a quilter when the only scraps under your table are fabric.🐾
Betty, I usely quilt without a template, I come up with a design, or I've seen something I like and I practise on paper first. Then I quilt the design just freely all over the quilt. That way, my patterns aren't always the same size, but I think it makes the quilt more interesting. You can go search for the error, for instance, a star with six arms, instead of five. For a quilt called Interwoven Melodies, I think I would use the thing at the front of a music piece, I don't know how it is called in Englis, we say (and I translate litterally: G-key. If you attach the G-keys on a string, you have a continuos design for allover your quilt.
Good luck with finding a nice pattern, Gerie.
Nice Dresden plate .
Sorry, I can't do a picture computor not doing well.
The pattern was using fabric with musicical notes, however I did it with three shades of purple and a 2 inch square of teal. Its hard to describe but I'll try. Its three equal lengths of 2 inch wide strips . You have four sets of these two in a vertical position and two in a horozontal position . They surround the 2 inch teal square. I spent the day trying to figure out how I was going to do this. I have an all over leaf design that I was going to try. My next problem was although it is a small print I can't see any of the markings I have tried. I may have to do something with straight lines. I cannot just do free motion without lines to follow, my brain goes off in too many directions and makes a mess of it. Well tomorrow is another day.
Nice Dresden plate .
Or Betty, I sometimes use the pattern in the backing fabric as a guideline for my freemotion quilting. But I find it very hard to follow the lines. That is why I usually work without templates. Maybe it works better for you?
Gerie, thanks for your input. My backing fabric is a dark purple tone on tone flower print. Upon sleeping on it. I have decided that I may try drawing a design on freezer paper. So now it is back to my books and templates to decide on something relatively simple. I had traced out the leaf meander on tissue paper [ on about 5 sheets the size of the template] , but decided that the design was too much for the fragle tissue. I did a meander on tissue on a smaller area that came out well. The tissue tears away so easy. I did save the designs for a later project. The area that I am quilting in is 41 X 58 . I have a 5 inch solid purple border which I plan to do a floral vine. I am usin a varigated King Tut thread in the lighter shades of purple so that it will stand out. . My left brain , right brain fight each other when I try to do what I think is in my head LOL so I have to have a design to follow. At the first of the year I had over 26 quilts to finish and have made good progress till this one, but I WILL NOT give up . It may just take a little longer to get done.
You're welcome Betty. I wanted to have a year as well, to finish my ufo's. Two years further along, I also managed to finish quite a few, but I started more. Oh well, I just have a few large ones I really want to finish first. so I try to keep the new ones to a minimum of two. Or three. Per year, not per Ufo. Good luck on finishing your UFO's, you're doing a great job.
When I first started I thought everyone was crazy to have UFO's. Well guess who has four now. Don't laugh that's a lot for me.