Sunday, July 09, 2006

The Butterfly Effect

I free-motion quilt with all over patterns partly because I wobble too much for precision quilting and partly because I can't be bothered marking my quilt tops. Nevertheless, from time to time, I like to dabble in more detailed quilting motifs and this is when "back to front" quilting comes into its own. This is where you use the shapes on your backing fabric as a quilting guide. For example, take this butterfly fabric:

and this is how the quilting shows up on the front (click to see the larger image):


Blogger Shelina said...

This looks great! I always worry if the back to front quilting will make the design worse rather than better, but in yours it is definitely works.

July 10, 2006 7:54 am  

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