The Free Motion Quilting Project: Day 353 - Cube Storm

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Day 353 - Cube Storm

It's the grayest, rainiest week we've had so far this winter, so let's try to capture this weather in a very abstract way with Cube Storm:

free motion quilting | Leah Day
Yes, this is pretty insane, but don't you just love that texture?! Basically this is a sharp angled version of Swirling Water with Cubing stitched inside. First try those two designs and get some practice stitching them, then put them together to create Cube Storm.


Difficulty Level - Advanced. This is a detailed, multi-step design so just take your time with it. The Cubing sections really will be the hardest to stitch because of all the travel stitching.

Design Family - Branching. This family of designs all work similarly to McTavishing, though when you look at Cube Storm I'm sure that's hard to believe! The basic idea is that you branch out, hit the tip of the jagged line, then return to your starting point. It works very simply, but you will end up with a lot of weird areas that you'll need to fill with simple straight lines.

Directional Texture - All Directions. This is going to be one storm that will not rage peacefully outside. You might as well expect it to stand out and show off no matter where you put it and no matter what thread color.

Suggestions for Use - Since the beginning of the project, I've mentioned repeatedly how cool it would be to make black baby quilts. It's a bit weird, but if you stitched Cube Storm over the surface with white thread, you would create an awesome contrasting design that any baby would be totally mesmerized by.

Back of Cube Storm
free motion quilting | Leah DayFeel free to use this free motion quilting design in your quilts

Let's go Quilt!

Leah Day

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