The Free Motion Quilting Project: 52. Learn how to quilt Bellybuttons, Design #402

Tuesday, August 27, 2013

52. Learn how to quilt Bellybuttons, Design #402

It's quilting time and I've stitched out a silly design for us to play with this week:

free motion quilting | Leah Day

This is Bellybuttons! It's a pretty simple pivoting design that stacks together easily and fills your quilt with this cool circular texture. I definitely think this would be an interesting design to use on a bed quilt!

Just in case you've missed the new links, you can download a free copy of the Express Your Love quilt pattern right here.

free motion quilting | Leah Day

 I've split the pages now so you will have 16 separate PDF pages to print and tape together using the handy diagram provided with the download. It's entirely up to you how to construct the top. We've so far quilted on a wholecloth and Spoonflower printed version, and we're in the process of piecing a completely pieced / appliqued version right now!

Speaking of piecing, my hexies are done so I'm off to turn the edge and get that goddess's face on!

Let's go quilt,

Leah Day


  1. Thank you. Right when I was scratching my head about what to put in "that" section of the one I am working on, Leah comes up with the perfect texture. It is scary how many times that happens.

  2. Much enjoyed the belly button will surely use this on my quilt. Thank you always for your generous teaching.

  3. Leah, thanks for another great design! I can't wait to try this one!


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