The Free Motion Quilting Project: 39. Quilt a House Block with Wiggles

Monday, August 18, 2014

39. Quilt a House Block with Wiggles

It's time to quilt another house block and this time we're covering it with all sorts of wiggles - teeth, wiggly u's, and Stippling!

free motion quilting | Leah Day

For this block I marked all the lines except the Stippling in the background because I can free hand quilt that design.

For a little reminder - free hand free motion quilting is quilting with no marks. You memorize the rules of the design and how it moves over your quilt. Think of this like learning how to write in cursive - you can visualize the letters to know what to write so you can easily fill up pages of writing. Free hand quilting Stippling works exactly the same way.

For the rest of the designs you've marked, you're still free motion quilting, but following the lines. It takes a bit more time to mark the lines for quilting, but it might make things easier to visualize when you're first getting started.

One FMQ method is not better or worse than the other - these are two separate skills that are great to build for free motion quilting and I use both in almost all my quilts.

See what I mean in this free motion quilting video:


Are you looking for instructions on piecing the house block or the diagram to mark it? Find both in the Building Blocks Quilt Pattern.

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Do you like the little window drapes I added to the window? That's one of the awesome things about free motion quilting - you can always wiggle in and add cool touches like that at any time!

So what would you add to this block? Are you comfortable free hand quilting Stippling or would you rather mark it? Share your experience or any questions you have in the comments below!

Let's go quilt,

Leah Day

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