Free Form Quilting

I have been working on hand quilting my vintage/antique log cabin variation quilt for the past few days.   I was not the only one who liked that setting of blocks and bands

Take a look at what Regan did with the idea here, beautiful job!

I couldn’t wait to get some quilting done on the red bands in my quilt.  I was going to do all the log cabin blocks first and then go back to the red but I couldn’t wait! I had planned to do something very simple, but here is what happened to that idea

I am just going to free-form quilt…no perfect plan, no marking , just sort of doodle quilting.

I hope that the pictures  show the quilting, It is sometimes difficult to see the quilting when the fabric has a pattern…here are a few more

This is not at all the simple uniform pattern I thought I would use, but I think it will be a great contrast to the goofy vintage blocks.

I have lots more to do but it is going to be fun!

Happy Quilting


20 thoughts on “Free Form Quilting

  1. Regan Martin says:

    Oh…….AWESOME!!! I love that leaf and vine you are doing! It’s so perfect for that space! Totally love it! Yippee!

  2. hélène says:

    This is beautiful!! The perfect counterpoint to the straight lines of the log-cabins, yet they have the “free” form in common. (I mean, you had to cut the log-cabins, so the last round isn’t the same as the others.) And the whole is reminding me a bit of “Art Nouveau”-style, very geometric yet combined with curves and flower-forms.
    As I already said once : I am learning a lot on your blog! 🙂

  3. antarabesque says:

    You have made the perfect choice, it is turning out fabulously!!

  4. Nelda says:

    I love how you let the piece tell you what to do!

  5. I love the design you chose for the bands. I think it gives it a bit of life, especially with the “free-form-ness” of the log cabins. I finally could tell from the detail shots that the red was, indeed, a print and not a textured fabric. Another masterpiece for you!

    • timquilts says:

      thanks….it is so hard to get a good picture of that fabric…i dont know what it is about it that makes it not like to have its picture taken….but it is a thin fabric that is very easy to quilt!

  6. audrey says:

    Love your quilting in the borders! Perfect choice!

  7. Kathleen Campbell says:

    You have a winner! The quilting is great. And Regans’ is also very good.


  8. Dixie says:

    Really love the organic look of your quilting. Its just fabulous and the perfect contrast to the log cabin blocks. Really wonderful!

  9. Sharon says:

    Thanks for the link to Regan’s blog. It was fun to see her take on this wonderful old quilt.

    I really, really like the free-form quilting you’re doing on this quilt. It suits the quilt beautifully. And it looks like you’re having fun too!

    • timquilts says:

      Isn’t is great how she did her quilt!…love the fabrics she used!
      I was afraid the quilting would be too much but I am happy that it is working!! I would hate to have to take it out….

  10. Luv! Its like free motion on the machine…only better! Fun doesnt begin to describe it!


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