The Free Motion Quilting Project: Day 63 - King of Diamonds

Thursday, October 15, 2009

Day 63 - King of Diamonds

Let's keep moving along through the royal set with King of Diamonds:

free motion quilting | Leah DayThis design is pretty similar to Cubing and Triangle Mosaic. All three are alike in being pretty time consuming to stitch, but the texture you get is worth it!

Inspiration - Yep, that good ole' pack of playing cards is still shuffling itself out with this design. Don't worry, we only have one more tomorrow with Ace of Spades.

Difficulty Level - Intermediate. Maintaining a consistent diamond shape can be tricky, but just take it slow and stay consistent and you'll do just fine!

Design Family - Stacking. Try to chain the diamond shapes together so that it leaves a bit of the background showing through. This isn't like cubing where every square inch of the piece must be covered with squares.

Directional Texture - No Direction. This design is definitely a background design and will work great in small, detailed areas.

Suggestions for Use - Any takers on my poker inspired quilt? Yeah, I know the graph is pretty bad. Maybe I should try my hand at the new fangled Electric Quilt?

I've been hearing some pretty good things about this program, but I haven't taken the plunge to download the trial yet. Part of this is lack of time and part is because I'm running out of space on my computer very fast!

Feel free to leave comments about Electric Quilt if you use it and what you think of it!

Back of King of Diamondsfree 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. You mentioned that you are running out of space on your computer. Have you thought of putting these wonderful days of free motion quilting on a removeable hard drive? I put all my photo scans on the removeable hard drive and am very pleased with myself. Diamonds are a gals best friend so will practice this design A LOT.

  2. I have had EQ for ages (about ten years, I think, I started out with EQ4), and I couldn't make a quilt without it. I just love it! It takes a little practice but is definitely worth the time and the money.

    Beatrice in Germany

  3. I use Electric Quilt and have made a few of my designs. Mostly, it is fun to play with - dangerous for those who are easily distracted or procrastinate. I like that it gives yardage required for each fabric in your design, and the options are endless. You can also download the latest fabric lines to use in it.

  4. I too use Electric Quilt and have for probably 12 years. I draw the blocks I want, layout the quilt, plan the borders. I don't use the patterns or yardage estimates, because I like to do my own for greater accuracy. It's true it takes time to learn and if you don't like to sit down with a manual I recommend a class with lab time. But it's very, very fun, color play!


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