Monday, March 11, 2019

2019 Free Motion QAL: Part 8 - Side Panels

Greetings all !
Welcome to Part 8 - Side Panels...
We're moving right along with our 
2019 Free Motion Quilt Along
featuring Lewe the Ewe
fabric panel by World of Susybee...

I must admit...  Wendy Ivory Spring and I are having just as much fun as you are!
I can't wait to see what fun and inspiring stitching she shares each week. 

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Catch up with these Lessons: 

Jan 7:  Announcement Post  ✅
Feb 4:  Inside Center Panel ✅
Feb 11: Progress Pics ✅
Feb 25:  Top and Bottom Rectangles ✅
March 4: Top & Bottom Squares  ✅

I think the feather panels are my favorite part so far... 

But today we'll cover:

March 11:  Left and Right Panels

Following right along from last weeks' "Simple is Good" motto...

I quilted the left and right panels with Pebbles and Echo stitching..

In Wendy's Stitching Pathways book you'll find pebbles on page 50 and echo quilting and outlining on Page 30.

For consistency -- I decided to continue with a 40wt Aurifil color #2024.

Here are a few images:

Be sure to follow Wendy's advice and stitch pebbles of varying sizes.
It adds much interest to the piece.

You can echo the ewe first -- or do it after you've stitched all the pebbles.

I didn't think it was necessary to stitch between each ewe -- but you can if you like.

Don't worry about filling up every small space.

As long as the spaces are small -- your eye will go to the pebble area.

Take your time, have fun with it.

If you need a few extra Pebble Tips -- visit the post I wrote about the Center Panel ...
where I included my tips and a YouTube video for pebbles.

That's it for this week... 
We're nearly done... Yippee!!

I can't wait to see what Wendy quilted.
You can jump over to Wendy's Blog <== here.

If you have any questions, please leave them below -- I'll respond as soon as I can.

Future Posts...

March 18: Narrow Sashing
March 25:  Outside Border
April 1:  Binding, Labeling, Hanging if applicable

Happy Stitching!


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