The Free Motion Quilting Project: Day 191 - Spiral Flowers

Monday, June 14, 2010

Day 191 - Spiral Flowers

Today is More Fillers Monday and I have to ask: Is this month flying by for anyone else? I swear I blinked and it's already the middle of June!

So let's think back to the middle of April to a Paisley design called Spiral Petals. This was a really fun design and of course, if you put the petals together, you instantly get - a Spiral Flower!

free motion quilting | Leah DayToday is the first day of James's summer camp so Josh and I woke up early to get him dressed, fed, and to preschool on time. I really like having James in some kind of program, even if it's just two days a week because it keeps all of us on a steady schedule.

While he's in class, I'm taking the day to clean my sewing room, quilt a bit, and probably take a nap before picking him up. I love having my Monday mornings back in style!

Inspiration - I really love paisley designs because they work in so many areas and are so versatile. They also cluster together to make awesome center fill flower designs! 

Difficulty Level - Intermediate. This design is stitched from the center, which actually makes it a little easier to stitch. Simply travel around your center circle, adding more petals around the flower until your whole quilting space is filled. 

Design Family - Center Fill. Place this design in an open block or a particularly large area of your quilt. 

Directional Texture - Center Focused. This flower is a real show off no matter where you put it!

Suggestions for Use - One of these days I'll get around to designing a quilt that mixes applique flowers with quilted flowers for a very interesting combination of fabric and thread. I already have a few blocks in mind and Spiral Flowers would definitely get a block all to itself.

Back of Spiral Flowers
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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Let's go Quilt!

Leah Day


  1. Hi Leah;

    I gave you a shout out on my blog today, I am taking your advice and going to make samples of each.

  2. Thanks Jackie! I checked out your blog and love your bright colors and clever projects. I gotta make myself that swimsuit shirt too!



  3. Thank you for a great tutorials you have. I learned so many lessons from yours blog.


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