The Free Motion Quilting Project: Easy Machine Quilting Design #1

Monday, August 15, 2016

Easy Machine Quilting Design #1

Yesterday was the 7th anniversary of the Free Motion Quilting Project and today we're kicking off a week-long mini series with new machine quilting videos being published every day this week!

I'm quilting each design in the Twin Rainbow Stars quilt so you'll learn how to use designs in a real quilt. Click Here to find the free quilt pattern so you can follow along too!

So our first machine quilting design is Ocean Currents, a super easy design that will fill the red spaces of your star quilt with beautiful lava-like texture. Let's learn how to quilt it together in this new video:

As you can see, free motion quilting Ocean Currents will be fast and easy within the diamond shapes. I quilted this design on a fairly large scale so the swirling lines filled the space very quickly.

Learn how to machine quilt an easy quilting design in real quilt with Leah Day!

This is one of my favorite free motion quilting designs! Just check out that beautiful texture! Have you ever quilted Ocean Currents before? Definitely jump on your machine and give this design a try today.

I'll be back tomorrow with another new design in the Twin Rainbow Stars quilt. Click Here to find the quilt pattern and follow along with me!

Let's go quilt,

Leah Day


  1. I love the Ocean Current FMQ design. Great tutorial. Thank you. Going to be a super fun week. Happy 7th Anniversary.


  2. Just a heads up Leah "bargello" is pronounced "bar-jel-o, with a "J" sound not a hard G sound.

    1. LOL! I've heard. Trust me to create an entire workshop on this particular type of quilting and not pronounce it right!


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