The Free Motion Quilting Project: 426. Free Motion Quilt Daisy Chain

Thursday, February 13, 2014

426. Free Motion Quilt Daisy Chain

Brrr! It's super cold and STILL snowing outside! We've still got power (YAY!) so I'm able to share a new design that has a definite spring-time theme:

free motion quilting | Leah Day

This Daisy Chain design came to mind after stitching Amazing Daisies a few months ago. I was wondering what would happen if I simplified the design with fewer echoes, but added in a touch of thread painting to really make the center of each flower pop.

Watch this video to see for yourself how it works:

This is technically an Edge to Edge design so it's going to work best in sashing or quilt borders. Try to find long, narrow spaces to quilt this design so you can easily flow through the length of your quilt stitching one daisy at a time.

It definitely does help to mark the daisy centers along your starting line. I wouldn't get too obsessive about this as it could look cool to have some daisies closer together and some further apart. I love the way the petals lock together too so make sure you leave plenty of space around each flower to expand the last row of echoes.

Let's go quilt,

Leah Day


  1. This is a neat design, Leah. I appreciate how you add other ideas and patterns during the week. Thank you for all of your posts. am a newbie at free motion, but I am trying to practice a little each day. My mind is overflowing with possibilities, even though my hands are not there...yet!

  2. grazie e molto bello cerchero di farlo


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