He also happens to be extremely terrified of any bug that actually moves. Cartoons and pictures are one thing, real life creepy crawlies are a totally different matter.
For some reason ALL BUGS, no matter how big or small, are ladybugs. He even has a chant that he yells with a plastic flyswatter in hand: "NO MORE LADYBUGS! NO MORE LADYBUGS!"
So in the spirit of my son's love/hate relationship with bugs, let's learn how to quilt Creepy Bug!
I was feeling a bit nervous last week, but now I'm ready to go and super excited about it!
I've collected all my quilts from around the house, attempted to dust and lint roll them a bit, and stacked them up ready to be packed in the car. Looking at the stack, I'm starting to cross my fingers that it will all fit!
Inspiration - This design was really an experiment to see if pebbling could be combined with slightly wiggly lines, like Striated Earth, to make a new design.
When it started resembling a bug, I realized that this design does have quite a lot of potential!
Difficulty Level - Beginner/Intermediate. This design isn't very difficult and can be easily expanded to fill big blocks and large surfaces very easily.
Filler Design Type - Edge to Center. This design is stitched from one edge of your quilting space to the center, making this design perfect for the open, uncomplicated areas of your quilt.
Directional Texture - Center Focused. You really can't ignore the creepy bug in this design! Definitely place this filler where you want more attention for your quilt. The centers of appliqued flowers would be a great place to put some creepy bugs!
Suggestions for Use - I really like this buggy design and think it would be a terrific addition to a simple baby quilt. Babies really see high contrast well so maybe stitch these bugs with white thread on black fabric for a very untraditional baby quilt.
Back of Creepy Bug
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!
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