The Free Motion Quilting Project: 43. Quilt a Basket Block With Stippling & Echo Shell

Monday, September 8, 2014

43. Quilt a Basket Block With Stippling & Echo Shell

Let's get back to our basket blocks today and gain more practice with two classic designs: Stippling and Echo Shell:

free motion quilting | Leah Day

I love how simple this design is, and it will absolutely work over any basket block design. Just fill in the basket with echoes and wiggle around the background with Stippling.

You might notice that this block looks a bit different from our marking guide in the Building Blocks Quilt Pattern. The reason is Stippling is a design that is easier to quilt free hand once you memorize the rules of the design.

The elements I did mark (the echo shell in the basket and handle design) are harder to free hand quilt without lines to guide you. It's good to remember that you're always allowed to mark lines of you need them. Once you finish quilting you can erase the lines and no one will know you had to mark anything!

Now let's check out the video and learn how to free motion quilt this basket block:


Don't forget to swing by tomorrow to check out Josh's video and his take on free motion quilting this block from a beginner's perspective.

Let's go quilt,

Leah Day

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