Welcome back to Week 13 of #freemotionfriday! Our video library is growing with these awesome videos, so if you’ve missed any of them be sure to search for 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 “Alleluia”. Hallelujah, also spelled alleluia, is the Hebrew liturgical expression meaning “praise ye Yah” (“praise the Lord”). We praise God with joy and gratitude, especially at Easter. We rejoice that Christ has conquered death, that He is risen from the dead. We can repeat with Saint Paul his taunt of death: “Where, O death, is your victory? Where, O death, is your sting?”
It appears in the Hebrew Bible in several psalms, usually at the beginning or end of the psalm or in both places. In ancient Judaism it was probably chanted as an antiphon by the Levite choir. Now, the Levite Choir was the first choir mentioned in the Bible. It was organized by the Levites for the Temple service, which was also accompanied by musicians. They sang at the offering of public sacrifices, as noted in Chronicles (“when the burnt offering began, the song of the Lord began,” 2 Chron.29:27)
Let’s get started in sewing our loops, our free motion quilting design for the week. Here are two tips to help you as you create this design:
As you’ll see in the video above, one of the most important techniques here is to determine the direction/path of your loops. Will you make straight lines in your borders? Or will you spiral the design in a block? Either would be beautiful!
…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!