Welcome back to Week 22 of #freemotionfriday! Our video library is growing with these awesome free motion quilting 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 “good over evil” – also known as floral spirals or floral swirls. It’s inspired by Romans 12:21, which tells us that no matter how evil something is, we can’t let it overcome us. Instead, we counteract the evil with good.
This reminds me of how two wrongs don’t make a right. For example, just because SHE dared to say THAT to ME, doesn’t mean I should say THAT back to HER. Instead, we lead with the good. We lead with, perhaps, forgiveness. We might even lead that forgiveness with flowers. So, instead of going into that downward spiral of evil, we come out of the spiral with the good…with flowers. See how we tied that together this week? 😉
In the video, we’ll take a look at sewing floral spirals and swirls in depth. Here are three general tips to help you as you create this design:
Whereas last week we focused on making a complete spiral, this week we are making more of a wave. If you spiral too tight, it’ll be tough to come out of it with the gorgeous flower petals. An added benefit of this free motion quilting design is that you can echo the flowers as many times as you need to fill a space – that means you’ll rarely get stuck in a tight spot if you plan ahead. Yeah for that!
…and that’s it! Watch the short video above that breaks down the free motion quilting 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!