But on the brighter side, today's filler design really is funky cool and as soon as I've kicked this nasty cold I plan to quilt quite a bit with it.
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Inspiration - As you can probably tell, Peppermint Candy was invented the same day as Flame Flower. When I saw the large swirl in the flower center, peppermint candy just sprung to mind!
Difficulty Level - Beginner / Intermediate. There's a lot of traveling in this design as well as flowing from circle to circle evenly. If you can't seem to "see" the circle shapes a you're quilting them, feel free to mark them with a circle template.
Directional Texture - No Direction. This design isn't moving really. Your eye isn't drawn to one side or another. It's also odd that it's not a very good background design (most none directional designs are).
Suggestions for Use - Because this design is so bold and attention getting, you will want to place it in your quilt where a little bit of attention is needed. Skinny 1" sashing would be a nice place to start.
You could also expand this so that the circles were 4" - 6" each and use it as an overall fill for your whole quilt. It's got a bit of Christmas-y cheer to it, so definitely use it on stockings, tree skirts, and with holiday fabrics.
Feel free to use this free motion filler designs in your quilts,
and make sure to tell your friends where you learned it.Let's go Quilt!