Monday, 31 March 2014

Circuit Board - free motion quilting Cameo 31

Circuit Board - free motion quilting Cameo 31Add caption

This motif uses the same Swirl motif as on the 'more learning curve No. 2' that I posted yesterday, but this time in mini form. Each triplet row of swirls is encased by two horizontal or vertical lines, forming an oblong box. My father used to make his own hi-fi wireless sets when I was a child, and this reminds me of watching him solder valves into place between all the silver tracery on the circuit boards. Apologies to younger visitors who haven't a clue what I am talking about with valves and wireless sets. I am going back to an age before micro-chips, mobiles and PCs were unheard of - difficult to imagine now.

The central motif could be anything - a single circle, a row of circles, a thin leaf, spiky thorns, a S shape - the idea is to alternate between the horizontal and vertical/thinner and fatter boxes. The repeat is at a not too accurate half-drop which creates a rather nice texture. It works equally well as a single row - or 3 rows together also make a good band that would look good quilted on a border.

For more information about the 101 free motion quilting Cameos, please visit the 'fmq Cameos - so far' page.

Thanks for dropping by...

Hilary Florence
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  1. That is a very inspiring design!!!
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  2. Love that design! Thanks for sharing!

  3. Looks so different from the other one using the same motif.

  4. I see the circuit that I've aged myself....I love this for a border design.

  5. Oh yes, I remember circuit boards. Soldered on plenty of them during my time in the Air Force. Your stitching is so amazing! Always look forward to see what you are doing.

  6. A great design Hilary I can see it on a denim bag for a Uni bag for my DGS. Thanks for sharing Cheers Glenda