Marissa's Moment is in full swing at the FMQ table! I'm so excited, because it's taken the better part of a year to get my skills to the point that I was confident to take on this special bed spread. You need to have reached the point where you're comfortable with the free-motion work to be able to successfully manipulate a bed-sized quilt for detailed motifs without getting nasty pulling-wrinkles in your layers and keeping your stitches basically even. But I'm ready now. . . So here goes!
|Did I really turn that back section the wrong way? |
Pass the seam ripper! ;D
|Now mark your scallops on the front's border.|
Once you've figured out how deep you want them,
and how many basically fit, Mark dots at even intervals.
I went with a dot every 6" and 3 3/4" away from the seam.
|Which allowed me to place the curve of a bowl|
so the edge kissed the fabric's edge
while the sides kissed two dots.
BTW - I had done some math to see if I should center
a curve at the middles of the quilt sides, or put the inner angle there.
|Movin' on down the blue line. . .|
|The way I placed my scallops,|
I just smoothed a big curve around the corners
|Now make a sandwich while your hubby is cool enough to stop what he's doing |
and keep you company watching a movie. It's night time, so you can't get a good shot.
(What!? No pin pictures? Ah, well - we were enjoying Men In Black too much!)