The Free Motion Quilting Project: Day 47 - Cubing

Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Day 47 - Cubing

What do you get when you take Pebbling and replace the circles with squares? Cubing!

This kind of reminds me of mosaic tile floors and back splashes. Can you tell I'm already up to my ears in kitchen construction???

Inspiration - I'm sure it's obvious by now that Pebbling is one of my favorite designs. Today I was looking at the texture again and thought "What would happen if I used squares instead of circles?"

It's amazing how easy it is to create variations of tried and true designs.

Difficulty Level - Intermediate. There's a lot of traveling in this design and it can be tricky to keep your squares random while still filling your space with squared shapes.

Design Family - Stacking. Like Pebbling, Cubing is created by stacking square shapes repeatedly over the space. This will work really well in small, tight areas, as well as over your whole quilt.

Directional Texture - No Directions. This is a flat design that is rich in texture, but your eye will not be pulled in any particular direction.

Suggestions for Use - Like Pebbling, Cubing is time consuming so unless you want to sign yourself up for a 6 month long quilting project, I'd avoid using this is huge areas.

Try small details like the bottom of a landscape quilt, the centers of flowers, or the cornerstones within the sashing. Small touches of this rich texture will look very anywhere on the quilt.

Back of Cubing

Feel 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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Let's go Quilt!

Leah Day


  1. Leah: The Cubing is very sophisticated. I love it, and thanks again for your generosity.

  2. Amazing quilting! I haven't seen anything similar to it.


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