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I managed to make some progress on Dancing Nine-patches this week.

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I finished all the grid work using my walking foot. To add a little interest, I did not stay inside the lines. Some of the grid is over the blocks and some of it extends out into the sashing. I decided to put free-motion bubbles in the sashing. They are actually “Pebbles” except they are big and mostly round so I am calling them bubbles.

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I tend to drift smaller and tighter as I make “Pebbles” across large areas. For this quilt, I want to make sure to keep a more bubbly look with lots of big round cicles. I marked some random circles here and there using an empty thread spool and a water soluable marker. This should help keep the scale of the bubbles consistant across the whole quilt. Then I filled in around the marked circles.

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It is working out pretty well. Here is how it looks from the back without the marks. My camera just doesn’t like black on black so it is a bit difficult to see. Click on the photo to see it larger.

I am linking this post with Leah Day’s Free Motion Friday.

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