The Free Motion Quilting Project: Day 46 - Basic Chevron

Monday, September 28, 2009

Day 46 - Basic Chevron

This design is also featured in the DVD Beginner Free Motion Quilting Fillers, as well as the ebook From Daisy to Paisley.

I've got another awesome variation for you today! This beginner design is stitched very similarly to Cartoon Tree and Mud Flats, but with straight lines and angles to create Basic Chevron:

Inspiration - My mom has had a crocheted chevron blanket about as long as I can remember. I love this funky, 1970's looking pattern and thought that quilters should get in on the action too! 

Difficulty Level - Beginner. Just keep your lines straight and even and you can't go wrong with Basic Chevron. 

Design Family - Edge to Edge. This design is stitched from edge to edge, but in a zig zaggy pattern. This means that it will be very easy to use in open areas, but probably not the best choice for tight areas. 

Directional Texture - All Directions. Technically this is a 2 direction design because it's stitched from edge to edge, but because there is so much movement with the zigzags, your eye picks up much more than just horizontal or vertical texture.

Suggestions for Use - I think this would look terrific expanded over the surface of a patchy patchwork quilt. This fall weather is definitely putting me in the mood to piece small squares together, how about you?

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Feel free to use this free motion filler designs in your quilts,
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Let's go Quilt!

Leah Day

1 comment:

  1. Love your designs so far! Thanks for the great ideas. I'm just getting comfortable with free-motion quilting, so your blog is very timely. Thanks!


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