Thursday, 21 December 2017


This is Heather's Starlings quilt, which is a pattern by Pretty By Hand
 It is always nice to see patterns by local designers.  Pretty By Hand does some fabric designing too, but these aren't her fabrics in this quilt.

 Heather asked for E2E quilting, something swoopy and curly to echo the movements of starlings, so I became determined to learn JoAnn's echoed swirl pattern.  I've tried it before, and it always just turns into regular swirls, but this time I watched the video and drew it out about 3 times, and then I was good to go.  The key, which I was missing before, lies in the echoing.

 Above is  a grouping where most of the starlings are going in the same direction.    Have you ever seen a Murmuration?  I've never seen it in person, but the videos are amazing.  If you click the link it will take you to an amazing video.  Or just google, and find your own videos, there are several out there.

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