Modified Mola design from class by Alice Ridge

 image      I have a small zippered pouch with a Mola design from South America that I really like because it is so colorful.  So I took a class to make a simplified Mola design using felt and flannel without the hand turned applique.  I started the hand stitching using pearle cotton thread.  Well – I have good intentions to finish handwork but it doesn’t always happen.   So I did about 2 rounds of echo stitching using hand stitching and put the project away in one of my UFO boxes.  Today I was watching a youtube video using the Roller foot (Bernina foot #55) to echo quilt around applique.  I thought the Mola project would be great to practice using the Roller foot.  Added bonus – I could complete the project in less time and finish another UFO.  I added a piece of cotton batting between the felt front and back.   I tried using one of the quilting stitches on my machine that looks like hand quilting but the top thread was not thick enough.  So I switched to the triple stitch and used the Roller foot.            imageGreat fun and easy to echo stitch with the feed dogs up.  I also used the pattern begin function when I stopped to make turns while echo quilting.  I added the binding and it was done.  Keep having fun sewing and quilting.  Donna

 

Advertisements

3 thoughts on “Modified Mola design from class by Alice Ridge

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s