Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Easy as Pi free-motion quilting

This is a variation on the quilt pattern, "Easy as Pi" by the Franklin Quilt Company. I chose it for its graphic simplicity and geometric shapes—circles and arcs. It showcases the Sisley fabric collection by Blank Quilting. This is the unquilted top.
"Easy as Pi" pattern with Sisley fabrics.
After selecting a solid fabric, Eclipse in chocolate (now a discontinued color), for the background, I knew there would be great negative spaces for free-motion machine quilting. I have been working on the quilting on and off for a few months and it is finally near completion. 

So, here is a preview of the free-motion quilting thus far. Quilting can really transform a pattern and provide a different perspective on the focal points of the composition.
Free-motion quilting with "Easy as Pi" quilt pattern.
If you want to get started with Free-Motion Quilting, I'm teaching three classes in the near future. One is this weekend and there are a couple spaces still available. Please contact the quilt shops directly to sign up for one of these classes. Open the door to the creative possibilities of quilting on your home sewing machine!

2 comments:

  1. I was in Franklin yesterday at The Quilting Squares shop & almost bought this pattern. Seeing your quilt makes me wish I had!

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    1. Hi Jane, the Easy as Pi pattern is easy and fast, but makes a stunning composition. I omitted the top and bottom border in the pattern to make it square, but it has instructions for a larger, rectangular quilt. Check their web site (www.thequiltingsquares.com) or call them to send you the pattern. It's a winner!

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