The Free Motion Quilting Project: Day 11 - Moon Paisley

Monday, August 24, 2009

Day 11 - Moon Paisley

This design is also featured in my popular ebook From Daisy to Paisley along with many other free motion designs from this project! Click here to learn more about our Beginner Free Motion Quilting Fillers DVD.

It's Day 11 and I'm completely over the moon about this project!

This is a fun variation of the Paisley Design that uses half-moon shapes instead of tear drops:

Inspiration - Paisley is one of my favorite designs, but I never realized until working on Release Your Light that this design has millions of possible variations. All you have to do is change the starting shape and you can come up with a totally new design!

Difficulty Level - Intermediate. This design is not difficult, but you will need to focus on the crescent moon shapes as you stitch them.

If you have trouble stitching them, stop and draw the design for a little while and you might find it easier to stitch. Building muscle memory is a wonderful thing!

Design Family - Pivoting

Directional Texture - All directions. This design is stitched swirling in all directions and will give you a wonderful texture all over your quilt.

Suggestions for Use - This design can easily be stitched small and tiny in the complex areas of your quilt or it can be stitched really big to cover the whole surface in a short space of time.

Try using this design around curving applique designs for an interesting contrast in texture and shape!

Back of Moon Paisley
free motion quilting | Leah DayFeel free to use this free motion filler designs in your quilts,
and make sure to tell your friends where you learned it!

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