The Free Motion Quilting Project: Day 28 - Escargot

Thursday, September 10, 2009

Day 28 - Escargot

I've been playing around with some different ideas bouncing around my head lately. I realized that Pebbling is one of the most versatile filler designs available because of the many things you can do within the circle / pebble shape.

So here's another pebble variation: Escargot!

free motion quilting | Leah Day

I'll freely admit it to anyone: I LOVE sushi! My favorite thing in the world is to go to a good sushi house and get a yummy eel roll and some shrimp tempora.

free motion quilting | Leah Day
Inspiration: The local sushi restaurant serves rolls with very funny names like Crazy Ex-Girlfriend Roll and Bulldog Roll.

This free motion design really reminded me of the fish roe sometimes added to the top of nice rolls.

Difficulty Level: Advanced. There's still a lot of traveling and thread play in Escargot. Just practice staying right on top of your quilting lines and you'll do just fine!

Design Family - Stacking.

Directional Texture: All Directions. This design, much like Pebbling and Double Pebble, really looks good in the background of any quilt. The little swirl through the center of each circle allows you to make the circles bigger and therefore cover more area faster.

Suggestions for Use: All of the circular fillers may be time consuming, but they work really well in tight areas. This would be a good choice to place around elaborate applique or in the background of complicated quilting motifs.

Back of Escargot
free motion quilting | Leah Day
Feel free to use this free motion filler designs in your quilts,

Happy Quilting!

Leah Day

1 comment:

  1. I love this! I just found your site and I can't wait to peruse more! I'm a brand new FMQ-er, and I am hoping to try out a few FMQ patterns on a baby quilt I'm just getting ready to baste.


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