Welcome back to Week 5 of #freemotionfriday! If you’ve missed any of the prior free motion quilt designs, you can see them here. Learning each week with you, as we share our faith journey, is such a pleasure. If you’re just beginning your journey, here’s a post to help launch your free motion practice this year.
This week we’ll be making a free motion quilt design called “Emmaus Road”. This design is inspired by the old stone roads in ancient Rome (and still seen in so many parts of the world today). After his resurrection, Jesus appeared on the road to Emmaus to two disciples. The disciples, however, didn’t recognize him. The there of them chatted, and even sat down to dine together. It wasn’t until Jesus broke the bread that they realized who he was.
How often do we see someone on the street as we walk by, in the grocery line as we check out, at the library as we find new books, and come to a preconceived opinion of them? How different would it be if we sat down with them, broke bread with them, and really “saw” them for who they are, in all their complexity and uniqueness?
Let’s get started in sewing Emmaus Road, our free motion quilting design for the week . Here are four tips to help you as you create this design:
Above are four tips to help you on your journey. One important thing to think about is whether or not you (aesthetically) want to outline *all* your stones/pebbles or whether you’ll just outline those that make sense as you navigate through your design.
…and that’s it! Watch the short video above that breaks down the process even more. I look forward to hearing how your sewing goes; leave a comment letting me know how you did, and be sure to share your work on IG using the tag #freemotionfriday so I can see your beautiful work!