The Free Motion Quilting Project: 67. Free Motion Quilting Amazing Daisies, #412

Monday, October 21, 2013

67. Free Motion Quilting Amazing Daisies, #412

It's time to quilt! After a long, beautiful weekend filled with making jack-o-lanterns and baking bread, I'm craving some quilting time and especially a new, pretty design:

free motion quilting | Leah Day

This is a simple variation of Super Daisy, only this time stitched as a Foundational Design and repeatedly echoed until it fills the space completely. It works great stitched into long, narrow spaces like a lock of hair from Express Your Love:

free motion quilting | Leah Day

 I know this looks complex, but that's what all Foundational Designs look like after they're filled completely. To start, you always work with a very simple line of quilting and in this case that single line could be it's own design! Let's watch the video to see how it works:


I love the way this design starts so simple with a basic daisy chain and then expands and expands until you get that channel effect created by the repeated rows of echoing. It's super funky and definitely a great skill builder for practicing echoing and hitting exact points.

Where will you plan to use Amazing Daisies? Give this design a try, post about your experience on your blog and link up with us this Friday on Free Motion Friday.

Also if you're in need of tools and supplies for free motion quilting - like Machingers gloves that help you get a great grip on the surface of the quilt - click here to check out our Online Quilt Shop.

Let's go quilt,

Leah Day

1 comment:

  1. I really like this design. Super Daisy was one of my original favorites, but I never knew how to use it. This one I think will be more versatile for me.

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