The Free Motion Quilting Project: 25. Quilt a Pinwheel with Wiggly Lines

Monday, June 23, 2014

25. Quilt a Pinwheel with Wiggly Lines

free motion quilting | Leah Day
free motion quilting | Leah Day
It's time to quilt up our third Pinwheel Block! This quilting design is nearly identical to the straight lines we learned at the beginning of the month - the pattern is the same and you can flow through the half square triangle shapes the exact same way. The only difference is this time you're quilting wiggles:
 

Just in case you're looking for an easier way to mark this block, it is now available as a 8 and 10 inch stencil from Quilting Creations Int! Click here for the 8 inch stencil that fits this block.



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

This design is not only super simple, it's also super fast! I knocked out this design in less than 10 minutes because there's no travel stitching involved in this design. I also skipped stitching the block in the ditch, which saved several minutes of careful stitching too.

free motion quilting | Leah Day

As you can see, the back of the block still looks good even without the ditching. Some designs can live without it, some need it to provide a "fence" around the design. Ultimately it's a simple design that will make your pinwheel really spin. Have fun with it this week!

Let's go quilt,

Leah Day

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