The Free Motion Quilting Project: 24. Quilt a Pinwheel Block with Spirals and Pebbling

Monday, June 16, 2014

24. Quilt a Pinwheel Block with Spirals and Pebbling

We're jumping right into our next Pinwheel Quilt Block, this time with Spirals and Pebbling:

free motion quilting | Leah Day

This might look really intense and difficult, but I honestly made my block easier by changing two Pebbling areas into a different design. The denser areas are actually stitched with Underwater Rocks, a super fast, super fluid design that breaks all the rules!

Let's see how it works in this video:

Looking for the Spiral and Pebbling quilting design from the video? Click here to find the graph to mark your quilt in the Building Blocks Quilt Pattern.

If you watched the video you'll know our mantra for this week is Throw More Thread At It!

free motion quilting | Leah Day

Pebbling is a beautiful design, but it requires slow, careful stitching to fit into a shape perfectly. I much prefer the faster, free feeling of stitching Underwater Rocks where you just throw more thread at it by circling around two to three times with sloppy, imperfect echoes / travel stitching.

Let's go quilt,

Leah Day


  1. Absolutely gorgeous.


  2. I love the what did you call it, river bottom? I'm sorry, my AC is out and I think I have heat or humidity brain.


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