Sunday, December 18, 2011

Getting Up Close with My Quilting - More Swirls!

I have shared Overall Swirl Quilting before, but I wanted to share it again.  It is wonderful overall choice for the quilting on quilts that are modern.




Just a reminder I am taking "up close" and macro shots of my quilting and it looks like the thread it heavy and the stitches are large. 
 I use a regular long arm quilting thread - Perma Core. It was the recommended quilting thread for the Gammill regulated stitch quilting machine, when I bought my machine, back in 2003.  I still use it and love it!  I use a small stitch, which would be about a 2.0 or about 10 to 11 stitches per inch. 
The backing fabric on this quilt is the Yellow Quilter's Blenders Extra Wide Backing Fabric.
I think the swirls are perfect on bright colored and multicolored quilts as it blends and softens the quilt.
I love overall swirl quilting on pinwheel quilts.




 The swirls create a really cool circular motion. 
 It also softens the sharp points of the pinwheels.
I stitch all free style quilting  --- No computers, no panto graphs, and no pre marking. I move the quilting machine to create the designs!  I choose each design for each quilt - thus making them all unique.  
I never get bored and I love my job!
When you do a job that you love --- It's not like working any more!
Enjoy your day!
Marcia

6 comments:

Mrs.Pickles said...

wonderful swirls!

Love Of Quilts said...

Well you sure can do up a beautiful quilt....both quilts you showed are beauty's and so is the swirl's.

Hillbilly Tonya said...

I love that you take the time to really think what would look good on which type of quilt.

Heather said...

I really like this quilting pattern! You do really great work! :)

Quilting By Jeannie said...

I love swirls, since learning them they have become my favorite stitching design. Thanks

Pieces to Love said...

Beautiful quilts and amazing quilting.