The Free Motion Quilting Project: Day 43 - Television Ariel

Friday, September 25, 2009

Day 43 - Television Ariel

Today is one of those super busy days where I'm trying to do a million things all at once. I'm preparing to remodel my kitchen, build a light box, clean the carport, quilt, and design new quilting designs all at the same time!

While this is a little ridiculous to try to do so many things at once, I always find the time to blog each day and share the latest design like today's Television Ariel. Ariel is a simple variation of Pine Needles. The only difference is exchanging wavy lines for straight lines!

Inspiration - This design wasn't really inspired by anything in particular. I was just thumbing through my 4" squares, saw Pine Needles, and immediately noticed the number of variations I could easily make with this design.

Difficulty Level - Intermediate. Just like Pine Needles, this design does require a lot of traveling along your previous lines of stitching. Practice makes perfect so take your time and your stitches will gradually improve.

Directional Texture - Two directions. This filler is going to work great placed on a horizontal or vertical open area of a quilt.

Suggestions for Use - Try placing Television Ariel in your sashing your expanded over the whole surface of a bright, pieced quilt. This design will look great in these places!

Back of Television Arielfree motion quilting | Leah Day
Feel free to use this free motion filler designs in your quilts,
and make sure to tell your friends where you learned it.

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Let's go Quilt!

Leah Day


  1. Leah, Absolutely great designs. Thank you for sharing! thisis going to be fun!

  2. What a wonderful resource your site is for ideas on quilting patterns. I'm still trying to get good at simple machine quilting and I think using one of those sliders for under the quilt and the gloves would make all the difference. Also I think I need to use something besides my walking foot. Thanks for sharing all your wonderful ideas!


  3. I have checked in almost daily since you started this project.. Great idea. Watching you do the stiches has helped improve my stiches even on untrelated patterns.

    And now I have started seeing stich ideas everywhere!

    My favorite so far is the pebbles in a stream. Made me want to design a whole landscape quilt just to use it in. Would not be able to pick a second as there are so many that take that spot..

  4. I've just stumbled upon your blog...absolutely LOVE this idea, love your videos and tutorials. Would you mind if I post your blog link on my blog? Thanks for the daily inspiration!


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