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Free Motion Monday – Words on Quilts

Last week, I shared some of the filler designs on my Arizona Flag quilt.

Since I was inspired to make this quilt for Arizona's statehood centennial, I wanted to include some of my state's history.  Schoolchildren in Arizona learn the 5 C's that were key to local industry: cotton, copper, climate,...

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Free Motion Monday – Arizona’s Flag

Making a postage stamp quilt, with thousands of tiny pieces, was on my bucket list when buzz started about Arizona's Centennial anniversary of statehood celebration.

The resulting quilt had 2,012 pieces in honor of our state birthday in 2012.  I will tell the whole story in a future post, but tod...

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Free Motion Monday – From sketchbook to finished quilt

Last week I shared the plan for several border designs.  I finished the quilt and I'd like to explain the designs in more detail.

The quilt is for a school raffle and each child made a hand and footprint angel.  Simple echoes around each angel let their artwork shine.
Woodgrain stitching
I filled...

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Free Motion Midweek- More from Blue River

Don't forget to enter the Early Bird RSVP contest for the #SpringBreakSewingDay! Details on this post.

Let's look at a few more designs from the open spaces on my Blue River quilt:

 (pattern available in Monochromatic Quilts:Amazing Variety)

I used center-fill designs inspired by Leah Day's Free ...

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Free Motion Monday (Mid-week) – In the water

(OOPS... just noticed I didn't hit publish, sorry!)
In my quilt Blue River, I used several water-themed free motion quilting designs in the open blocks.

In fact I even quilted some fish!

I started on the right edge and stitched the first fish, echoed around in a couple times, then traveled to ...

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