Tag Archives: Free Motion Quilting

Throat Chakra Mandala

Throat Chakra Mandala Quilted Cushion Cover

This design is my rendition of the Throat Chakra. I added a fuchsia coloured lotus flower at the center with golden thread to represent the wealth of knowledge that is contained in the ether from where one can receive inspiration or answers when in tuned with the higher self. It also has 16 rays of […]

Sunburst Quilt

Sunburst Quilt

The traditional Dresden plate pattern seemed a perfect fit to design a quilt around the word Charka which means wheel or disk. The brilliant colors from Northcott’s Artisan Spirit Shimmer collection make the design pop. The blocks were appliqued by machine to speed up the sewing process. Read more in our Issue 47. Designed by […]

Flying Elephant

Flying Elephant Banner

In recent years, adult colouring books have become the rage offering several mental health benefits in addition to feeding our artistic passion. Just like meditation, colouring also allows us to switch off our brains from other thoughts and focus only on the moment, helping to alleviate free-floating anxiety. Colouring is an effective way for those […]

Heart 2 Heart Mandalas

In this project, I’ll show you two of the techniques listed above; the stand-alone FMQ design or embroidery and the Raw Edge Appliqué with FMQ design. This project can be done on a domestic sewing machine. All you would need is a FMQ foot and to lower the feed dogs. It can also be done […]

Fall Welcome Wreath Banner

The inspiration for this project came from Anita Goodesign. When we received the Wreaths for All Seasons designs in January I had great plans to make a banner for every month to hang on the front door. Needless to say, this was very ambitious and time got the better of me! It’s now August and […]

Birds of Paradise Quilt

A mixture of Northcott’s basic collections including Toscana, Stonehenge Gradations Brights and Artisan Spirit Shimmer. Joining the blocks into rows transforms this ordinary block in a garden bursting with colour to brighten up any day. This quilt is also a great opportunity to try out a new quilting design and because the quilt is made […]

Flight of Fancy Quilt

Flight of Fancy Quilt

Designed by Deborah Edwards, Flight of Fancy, the latest addition to Artisan Spirit Shimmer is stunning and sophisticated! The collection is offered in three palettes including Autumn, Earth and Lagoon. The featured panel and full width ombre are elegantly depicted and exquisitely detailed. Complementing the panel and ombre are tossed butterflies, dragonflies and feathers. Flight […]