The Free Motion Quilting Project: Day 163 - Crazy Paisley

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Day 163 - Crazy Paisley

It seems I can't go very long without creating a new paisley design!

We've all seen what happens when Pointy Paisley has a few too many drinks and becomes Drunk Pointy Paisley. Now let's see what happens when Paisley goes Crazy!

free motion quilting | Leah Day
Woohoo! I finally got most of my photos shot and finished for the Winter Wonderland Quilt Pattern. I have wool felt on order and my fingers crossed that I will be able to finish this pattern and put a kit together in time for the Quilting & Needlecraft Expo next week.

free motion quilting | Leah DayEven if I don't manage to get it together by then, it will still feel great to get this project off my desk and life back to normal. normal as it ever is! I have another deadline to meet on June 1st and need to have this Vase of Hibiscus quilt finished in time to photograph it and send the info to the Myrtle Beach Quilt Party!

I'm really hoping I get picked as a teacher at this fun retreat at Myrtle Beach, SC in January 2011.

If you're looking for an awesome place to spend a 4 day quilting weekend in the middle of the winter, consider giving this quilt party a try!

Inspiration - I'm not sure what I was thinking exactly when I designed this stitch. More often than not I'll get a flash of inspiration like "Let's do pointy paisley with loops!" and off I go.

I don't even stop to question the ideas anymore or sketch them down. Sometimes it's just easier to let go and see what happens.

Difficulty Level - Intermediate. This is a really fun, fast design to stitch! Occasionally I'd forget what direction I was going in with the loops and mess up a bit, but I found the design to be very forgiving.

You really can hide a load of mistakes with this one, so don't be afraid to try it out.

Design Family - Pivoting. These pivoting designs are all the same: easy to stitch, fast to fill large areas, and wonderful for variations!

Directional Texture - All directions. This design did end up being flatter and less attention-getting than most paisley designs. I'd say this would work great as an alternative to stippling if you were in search of on.

Suggestions for Use - This design can work for background recessed areas, around complicated quilting motifs, and even stitched big over your whole quilt. There's really no rules with Crazy Paisley!

Back of Crazy Paisley
free motion quilting | Leah DayFeel free to use this free motion filler designs in your quilts,
Let's go Quilt!

Leah Day

1 comment:

  1. This one looks more like drunk paisley that drunk paisley does!


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