Starter Scrap Quilting by Jenny Bowker
Free Motion Quilting With a Boost
I really like to free motion quilt, but I am often short of inspiration.
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A few years ago I was quilting a traditional quilt made with fabrics from batik sarongs purchased in Singapore, combined with tone on tone fabrics, when I noticed that a twisting stem from a sarong piece was abruptly cut off at the edge of a triangle. In a nearby piece was a leaf with a small amount of stem that had also been cut off by the edge of the patch. It was one of those ‘aha’ moments.
I looked carefully at the patterns I was working on. The batik sarong prints featured loose and untidy leaves and flowers, and the stems wandered all over the place. I joined the two cut-off stems with quilting, and added a similar leaf in the plain area betweenthem. It looked fantastic — and I was off and away.
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