Quilting Flux

I bet you don’t know what quilt design I’m talking about when I say Flux. Well Flux is actually a Zentangle design. In the quilting world, it is better known as Feathers.  I am working on Flux/Feathers because it is a common Zentangle design and I am planning to do a whole cloth Zentangle inspired quilt. Using a white fabric and black thread. I am intimidated by the idea of black on white but also intrigued because I think it will look special if I get it right.

In the mean time, lots of Free Motion Quilting practice is going on in my studio. Today I quilted a baby quilt that measure 53″ x 63″. I was pretty excited because I did the whole thing in 3 hours, which is pretty darn fast for me!

Posy Quilt - http://blog.sewibttersweetdesigns.com

I used a layer cake of Posy by Aneela Hoey to put together this cheerful little baby quilt. Then I completely covered it in feathers. I practiced going around curves, doing them straight and using them to fill awkward spaces. I am really pleased with how they turned out.

Feather Practice - https://www.sewbittersweetdesigns.comSorry for the lighting, but I didn’t want to use a flash because it washed out the quilting and the lighting yesterday afternoon in my studio wasn’t the greatest for pictures.

Feather Close - up - https://www.sewbittersweetdesigns.comI’m very happy with how the quilting turned out. Now I need to get this bound and sent off to my wonderful friend as her baby girl is already over 2 weeks old!

I hope everyone is having a great week!



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2 Responses to Quilting Flux

  1. Lisa L. says:

    It is beautiful! She is going to love ❤ it! 🙂

  2. Susan says:

    I can see pretty well in the bottom two photos, with the close ups. Makes me want to see it in person. =) I think you did a great job, especially on a domestic machine. All those curves are so much harder that way, I think, but then I’m spoiled by the longarm and you aren’t. =) Gorgeous present! Practice some black on white on something small first? I love your idea of the zentangle quilt.

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