I have received some really nice compliments about my quilting lately - thanks for the kindness quilting buddies! I just wanted to show how I quilted this one. I am not crazy about marking my quilts but I must say, when I do, the result is MUCH more consistent.
For this one I only marked the snowball blocks - it's 5" square finished so perfect for a design that is created on a square grid! The first thing I did was grab my water soluble marking pen. I learned a very hard lesson after spending HOURS laboring over a previous sample I created from this pattern - mark lightly and just what you need! Using a small ruler I created a grid on my snowman face.
You can mark the little curves if it helps - but I found that they looked about the same for me whether I marked or not - so I marked one to show you, but didn't go on any further than this.
Then just stitch on the line! I REALLY love that shiny look of polyester thread on white fabric. Doesn't it make you think of snow?
The rest of the quilt was free motioned with a steady hand. I love creating viney loopety loops with things thrown in between like holly leaves, hearts, or stars. You can do just about any little thing with a loopety loop!
The lesson I learned the hard way? Mark lightly with that water soluble marker - because my orange noses RAN from the water I used to remove them! After making this quilt a few times I realized it's best to mark really light, then go back with just dabs of water on a q-tip to remove the ink.
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