The Free Motion Quilting Project: How to Quilt Goddess Tears - #464

Monday, September 26, 2016

How to Quilt Goddess Tears - #464

It's high time we learned a new machine quilting design together! Today's design is a beautiful variation of a previous free motion quilting design called Blowing Wind, except with this new design you leave the tear drop shapes open like this:

Learn how to machine quilt Goddess Tears in a free video tutorial created by Leah Day

I love the texture this creates on our quilts! In the video I'm quilting this design in a Goddess Face cheater cloth panel so you can see how it works in an applique-type shape:



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Learn how to machine quilt Goddess Tears in a free video tutorial created by Leah Day
As you can tell in the video, Goddess Tears will work in all styles of quilts and just about anywhere you'd like to free motion quilt it!

You can expand the space between the lines to create bigger shapes that will fill a bed quilt very quickly.

You can also shrink down the Goddess Tear shapes so they fit into small areas as well.

I really like the effect of this design quilted in the Peaceful Goddess cheater cloth panel. This panel is a great way to practice lots of quilting designs in a small, cheerful project!

Update! I posted this new design on Monday and that very evening I got a ping from Instagram with this beautiful photo from ElizabethKRay:


Elizabeth posted - "@leahdayquilting just released a new fmq design Goddess Tears. I was instantly in ❤️ and had the perfect spot to try it in my #starlightstardarkqal. Thanks Leah for this great new design, it's wonderful!"

This is excellent! I love seeing designs used in real quilts and love the way Elizabeth used Goddess Tears in this beautiful star block. Great job!

So where do you plan to use Goddess Tears? Do you have any questions about how it's machine quilted?

Definitely share your thoughts and questions in the comments below and don't forget to share the video with your friends!

Let's go quilt,

Leah Day

9 comments:

  1. Beautiful design! Your goddess is gorgeous!
    Thank you so much for the peek at how to do it!
    https://AmyScrapSpot.blogspot.com

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  2. I just love this design. Thanks for sharing it, I have used it already!

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  3. Love it, so textural!

    Really looking forward to the unveiling of your finished dream goddess -- didn't miss it did i?

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    1. Nope, you have missed it! I just haven't finished it! I've been super focused on my new book and haven't been very inspired to finish her. It's on my list!

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    2. Know that feeling, I've got so many jobs that I want to get on to do, I know I should just pick one but indecision and bronchitis aren't helping so i'll make that my first job, focus on getting better and enjoying lots of lovely videos.

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  4. I am honored you shared my quilting. This design is working great in the large star portions of my quilt. It was perfect timing I saw your post I needed a good large filler design the star is 17 inches.

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    1. Thank you for letting me share you photo! Goddess Tears looks great in your beautiful quilt!

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  5. What size stitch do you use?

    Thank you,
    Stacey

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    1. This is free motion quilting Stacey, so the length of the stitches are determined by how fast your hands move in relation to how fast the needle is going up and down. Does that make sense?

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