Free-Motion Quilting with Angela Walters: Choose & Use Quilting Designs on Modern Quilts
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Popular machine quilter Angela Walters will motivate you to try something new! Learn to stitch her fresh continuous-line designs on your longarm or domestic machine. Includes step-by-step instructions for continuous-line swirls, circles, squares, vines, arcs, and points. Using basic free-motion skills you already have, discover how to approach quilting a modern quilt by working with bold fabrics and negative space, uniting a variety of shapes, and blending designs. Draw inspiration from striking pictures of 20 modern quilts showing Angela’s designs. You’ll love her practical advice for choosing the perfect pattern to give your modern quilt maximum impact.
think of it as your opportunity to run free and let your imagination roam. Nothing makes me happier than seeing a lot of open space on a quilt. Here are some things to consider when quilting negative space. Blend, Blend, Blend It can be very easy for the quilting in negative space to distract from the piecing, especially if you use thread that is a different color. Using a matching thread that blends in will ensure that your quilting will add texture but won’t overwhelm the piecing. CIRCLES,
Supplies 17 Section 2 THE DESIGNS In this section, you get to jump in and start learning the designs. Each chapter features designs based on shapes: Swirls & Circles, Squares, Lines & Vines, and Arcs & Points. Each chapter will start with simple, basic designs and progress to modern variations of those designs. At this point, if you are new to machine quilting, learning the designs may seem overwhelming. It may sound crazy, but think of quilting as handwriting. First, you start learning the
quilts, strip quilts, or improvisational pieced quilts. From the background to the sashing, there is no limit on where you can use these designs! Close-up of SQUARES (page 79) 33 Geometric Allover This boxy quilting design is great for beginners. You can make the shapes bigger or smaller, depending on how dense you want the quilting to be. Just channel your inner square (or rectangle) and let loose. I am going to show you an example of this design, but it is only to give you an idea of how to
quilt it. There is no right or wrong way to make the shapes. Just let the design flow! 3 4 2 1. Starting from the edge of the quilt or a block, quilt a square. 1 1 5 4 2 3 2. Extend the line of the quilting past the square and quilt another square. Have a plan. Working from left to right, or up and down, can help you fill in spaces without getting trapped in a corner. 3. Continue quilting squares or rectangles, filling in the whole area. 34 FREE-MOTION QUILTING with Angela Walters
for investing time into my life. You taught me much more than quilting. I learned that family comes first and that ice cream sandwiches are a necessity. You were my biggest supporter, and I would not have found my passion for quilting if it weren’t for you. I pray that I am as patient with my grandchildren as you were with me. I love and miss you. Acknowledgments Wow! Where do I start? It has been said that you know who your friends are when it’s time to move. But I don’t agree. You know who