The Free Motion Quilting Project: 37. Learn How to Quilt Lava Rocks, #394

Tuesday, June 18, 2013

37. Learn How to Quilt Lava Rocks, #394

We're finally getting into the heat of the summer and I'm ready to warm things up with this funky new design! This is Lava Rocks:

free motion quilting | Leah Day

At this point, with nearly 400 designs on the project I often find inspiration coming from the designs themselves. This particular design is a combination of Overlapping Petals and Cobblestones. Mix the two together and you've got one wobbly wiggly texture that's perfect for the background of Express Your Love:

free motion quilting | Leah Day

Let's learn how to quilt it!

Difficulty Level - Intermediate.

Design Family - Stacking.

As I said in the video, there's only one place I wouldn't put this design - over the goddess's face and body. Why? Because she might end up looking spotty like she's been attacked by polka dots!

Let's go quilt,



  1. You've done it again. I can't wait to try Lava Rocks. I think it will be perfect for the sand background on the latest quilt in my beach series. I will be filling in the inner cobblestone portion with "foam" or various size circles.

  2. Beautiful. Anxious to try on a new quilt! Thanks

  3. I like how the quilting filled in so well around the goddesses face. Thanks for sharing.

  4. Thak you Leah. You always inspire me.


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