Monday, 28 April 2014

7th of 9 Squares and fmq Cameos 32 and 33

Something numerical in the title this week, and I hope it adds up to quite a bit for this weeks post!
We are up to number 33 in our fmq Cameos

Arrow Head - fmq Cameo 32

This is Arrow Head that I used last week in my 'Learning Curves in 9 Squares'. There is so much you can do - and so many different effects - that you can get with just one motif. Here it is in straight rows in a uniform size, with no dividing tram lines. I am not sure if this counts technically as a mirror image repeat, since the design itself is a mirror image of the arrow head. Anyway, I have lined it up arrow head point to arrow head point. Definite stalemate! Like this, the individual motif almost gets lost in the overall texture. The negative spaces come into play strongly and the eye picks out new motifs.

Arrow Head - detail from Square Spiral

Here it is as a single row (taken from 'Square Sprial') Doesn't it look different when isolated into a single row and framed between guide lines?

Learning Curves in 9 Squares - Not on my parade!

Not on my Parade from Learning Curves in 9 Squares
On to the next square from Learning Curves in 9 Squares - this is number 7. Every time I look at it I just see majorettes and batons. Well, maybe a sort of abstract Walt Disney version or majorettes.
This motif had a definite top and bottom and you do have to decide which way up you are going to quilt it. It is quick and easy to stitch - lovely getting into the rhythm of it - and it is great for going around corners.

Not no my Parade - fmq Cameo 33

It can equally be done military style in straigt line around a square, as in number 33 of our fmq Cameos.
Thanks for dropping by...

Hilary Florence

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  1. I really like this - I can see using it on a thinner inner border :)

  2. I love the different ways you put the designs together. Thanks for the inspiration!

  3. Arrowhead is simply wonderful. I love the way not on my parade changes as you increase the size. It makes the most elegant fan shapes.

  4. Beautiful free motion quilting designs, you are so creative! Thanks for sharing.
    Freemotion by the River Linky Party Tuesday

  5. When I saw the Not on my parade pattern I immediately thought of umbrellas. Isn´t it funny how different that is from your picture. I like the arrow head pattern in the square because of the kind of diamonds that pop up. Danke fuer die Muster.

  6. beautiful! such intricate work!

    Thank you so much for partying at Needle and Thread Thursday!

    :) Kelly @ My Quilt Infatuation

  7. Very beautiful quilting, I'm sort of jealous! :)

  8. Amazing quilting congratulations! Thanks for sharing. Marie (

  9. very cool love those curves!!!