Zentangle Inspired Quilting

The entire reason I decided to start doing Zentangle drawing is because I was hoping it would help me with my quilting.  I wanted to be able to see a space and fill it with designs.  Now, I haven’t figured out how to do the shading or filling in, but the line drawings of Zentangle translate quite nicely to quilting.

I’ve been working on my March goal for A Lovely Year of Finishes and have finished all the quilting. All that’s left is binding but before I can do that I need to make my Do Good Stitches blocks.  In the mean time here are some pictures of the back of my quilt.

Paradox Quilting - http://www.sewbittersweetdesigns.com

This design was inspired by the Zentangle design called Paradox.  I started with a triangle of blue tape on my quilt. I used my walking foot to outline the triangle and then removed the tape. Every subsequent line I eyeballed.  I continued adding triangles until the bottom half of the quilt was filled. Here is an in progress shot:

Paradox progress - http://www.sewbittersweetdesigns.com
I added some boxy spirals in my background fabrics and some wishbones in my main fabrics to finish the quilt. The wish bones were the only part that I did with my free motion foot, the rest of the quilting was all done with my walking foot.

Divergent Quilt Back - http://www.sewbittersweetdesigns.com

I have to say that this is the quilt that I am the most proud of the quilting. I worked really hard on it and I love how it turned out. Once I get the binding on maybe then I will be ready to reveal the front…we shall see!

Happy Tuesday!

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12 Responses to Zentangle Inspired Quilting

  1. It’s amazing, Melissa! I would love to sit and watch you quilt this. 🙂

  2. Hayley says:

    Wow! That is so amazing. I have always felt that I couldn’t do anything too fancy without a fmq foot but I do have a walking foot. Now I have no excuse not to t to try / practice!

  3. Absolutely Fabulous!! Wow!

  4. QuiltShopGal says:

    Inspirational. Total #CreativeGoodness. Definitely makes me want to try this.

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  5. Vicki in MN says:

    Can’t wait to see the front because I really like the back!

  6. Tiffany says:

    This looks awesome! I can’t wait I see more!

  7. Kathleen says:

    That is wild! Awesome work.

  8. Susan says:

    I’m playing catch up tonight. This is fabulous! I love the way it looks. I kept seeing curves, but they aren’t there! Really great job. You *should* be proud of it. Can’t wait to see the front.

  9. Judy says:

    Wow! That looks amazing can’t wait to see the other side.

  10. Michele says:

    Truly amazing and inspirational!!!!!

  11. Vera says:

    Oh wow, that looks fab! Love it! Well done!

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