Welcome back to Week 16 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 “Water”. It’s inspired by Isaiah 43, and I’m sure it’s one you can relate to. Life is hard. Life can be hard…and it sometimes feels like we’re drowning. This beautiful verse from Isaiah reminds us that, no matter the deluge we’re facing, we’re not facing it alone – nor will it overtake us. God will always be by our side, almost like a life vest, keeping us afloat during even the most turbulent times.
It reminds me so much of that poem, “Footprints”. Do you remember that one? It’s about a person (let’s say a woman), walking along the beach, who sees two sets of footprints: hers and God’s. She notices, though, that when life is really *really* tough that there is only one set of footprints, so she asks God – why? He smiles and with infinite love tells her that when she sees only one set of footprints that it’s then that he carries her.
I love this so much!
So let’s get started in sewing water, our free motion quilting design for the week. Here are three 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 keep those long horizontal lines. If you make them too short, it’ll look more like a meander and less like flowing water…and we don’t want that.
…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!