Monday, June 30, 2014

KISMIF 18--Firework Threadpath

Hello everyone!  I live in the United States of America and we celebrate our country's independence from Great Britain this week on Friday.  Since I was a child, this has always been my favorite holiday.  I love the fireworks, barbecues, neighborhood parties at the park and city carnivals we use to celebrate!  So, to celebrate, I decided I would share with you my Firework FMQ (Free-Motion Quilting) threadpath.  You'll love it!  It fits right along with my KISMIF motto (Keep It Simple and Make It Fun!).

This thread-path looks great done in sashing.  I wish I took a photo of it,  as I did it once on a a customer's QBOM batik quilt with black sashing.  I centered this in the sashing--fabulous and KISMIF!
Start with the blue star.  The top diagram is the basic travel path.  Once you can do it, create 5 or 6 more arcs as shown in the bottom diagram.  This looks great as an edge to edge style or centered in a block or as sashing.

In other 4th of July news, I just had my first patriotic quilt pattern published--the American Sparkler quilt.  A special thank-you goes out to Connecting Threads for being the fabric sponsors on this project.  It will be available to download from them shortly and is now available to download on Craftsy and Etsy.

Aren't these fabrics great?

Now it's your turn to share what you've been working on!
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