Friday, September 23, 2016

Free Motion Friday - Curl Echoes

There are many variations of curls out there and echoed curls too.  This is a take on them I have been working on.  If it's out there somewhere else, please let me know so I can give credit.

Directions for making this design are here.

Stitch in the the ditch around your block.  Then start off with a small curl between 1/2 and 1 inch in diameter.

Make a curl around the original curl and echo back making the distance between the lines about 1/8 of an inch.

Add a third curl echoing the first two.

Make an S shape off the curl ending a new curl to start your new echo.

Echo this second curl two times.

Make an S curve ending in a curl to start your third curl. and make two echoes around it continuing in this pattern.

Here's a curl in the corner.  You can see that I echoed around the curl, but had to stop in points because I hit the edge of the block.

Here is another example of when I hit the edge of the block.

You can see that I have an open area in the center of the picture.  It's almost completely contained.  These kind of areas are harder to quilt than any other kind because they have so many boundaries.  I try to avoid doing this, but it happens sometimes.

Another curl in the corner.

Oops....a little space I made.  Here's how I filled it:  Make a curl and then echoed around the extra space once.  Then I went into a new curl again.

Saving the center for do I end if I'm in the middle?  Pick a place to end and just do it.  NO one will find it in the final design.

So....can you see where I ended in the final design?  Not easy is it?!

I'd love to see how your Brick Wall quilts are going!  Please share your pictures on my Machine Applique Adventures Facebook Group!

I hope you get to quilt today!

1 comment:

  1. I like this one very much. I always like the swirls, but I never knew how to achieve that effect. Thank you!