The top edge of the sidewalk is lined with flowers, also known as polka-dot batik fabrics. A dark value green thread is free-motion stitched along the flower line. This line of flowers edges the sidewalk all across my commission quilt for the Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine.
Next the sidewalk is stitched in the famous MEMEMEME pattern. I like this pattern because it is fast and easy. It also makes it simple to reach into odd areas like those around the points of the flower line. What’s next? Stay tuned for tomorrows exciting developments!
It’s a good day when you enjoy what you do. The next step in creating my commission quilt for the Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine is to stitch the grass. And it is fun!
Again, as I added the free-motion machine stitching for the grass, I worked from the center out. Rows and rows of grassy shapes are stitched across the quilt. Like laying sod on your front lawn, it is so very pretty! Tomorrow: the sidewalk.
The sky and tree line are completely quilted on my commission quilt for the Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine. Next up are the tree tops. A good steam press flattens them for machine stitching.
It’s a bit of a challenge stitching around the clipped openings of the tree top fabrics. But free-motion stitching gives me the freedom to draw with the dark green thread. As I stitch, I think of looping shapes like leaves billowing out from a tree. Tomorrow you’ll see the grass appear.