Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Scattered Leaves “trending”!

Scattered leaves 3On Friday I listed my Scattered Leaves pattern as a free download on Craftsy.com.  There have been a few downloads of the pattern since then, and yesterday afternoon I noticed that the pattern had shown up on Craftsy’s list of 20 “trending” free quilt patterns.  It was at #19 when I noticed it, and now it’s at #3! 

I breathed a sigh of relief at the first download, getting over that “what if nobody wants it” worry.  Now I’m grinning from ear to ear.

 

Back in my quilting corner progress is almost non-existent still.  Cutting fabrics still hurts my right arm, and I’m not ambidextrous enough to trust the sharp blade in my left hand.  Since I don’t have any more projects cut out ready to sew, I can’t make any progress piecing anything new.

IMG_6502Free-motion on small pieces doesn’t seem to strain anything, so today I put together a practice sandwich and auditioned some designs for the lone star runner.  I tried out “concentric circles”, paisley, swirls and pebbles from the book “Free-Motion Quilting with Angela Walters”.  Her instructions are very clear and I think I might get the hang of these designs.

I like the concentric circles (far right) a lot as a filler, but getting it down to the scale I would need in the background bits in my runner makes it very dense.  I hadn’t planned on quilting the stars themselves very heavily, so I’m not sure this is the right choice in this particular case.  I may do something simpler with straight lines instead.  I do have a quilt planned that this design would look great on though!

4 comments:

  1. That is one gorgeous quilt! It's no wonder that it is becoming so popular with everyone on Craftsy. Your concentric circle quilting looks great too! ---"Love"

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  2. Congratulations on your trend! Love the swirleys and stuff!

    Liri

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  3. That's great! I never knew they had free patterns there - I'll have to check it out. The pinwheel quilting is looking good!

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  4. What a fantastic result! It's a gorgeous quilt so not surprising really. Your quilted swirls are terrific! What a shame they are too big for the runner. Hope your arm feels better soon.

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