The Free Motion Quilting Project: Day 68 - Interlocking T

Monday, October 19, 2009

Day 68 - Interlocking T

I'm cheating a bit by releasing this design a bit early, but I want to get a jump on it so I can also share the new video I've created on hiding threads inside your quilt.

So today's design is Interlocking T!

free motion quilting | Leah DayRecognize this from somewhere? It looks a lot like In Stitches, but works more like Tree Roots so it can go anywhere on your quilt.

Inspiration - I've been taking a long, hard look at the alphabet lately. Which letters lend themselves really well to quilting and which do not?

Well, it turns out that almost any letter will work stitched in free motion! Lot's of quilters are already using loopy "L" and "E" shapes in the sashing of their quilts and of course we can't forget Henna Foofy which uses cursive "F" shapes.

So when you're mindlessly doodling, try running through the alphabet and see what you come up with. You never know, you may find your favorite design is stitching your own name!

Design Family - Independent. This design is like Tree Roots, Wandering Clover, and Circuit Board. They're independently created so they will work in just as many places as Stippling, which means here, there, and everywhere!

Difficulty Level - Intermediate. Though some may disagree , I believe this stitch is easier to learn than stippling because how many times have we drawn "T" letters in our life? About half a million times!

Directional Texture - No Direction. This design gives a very flat, background look that works great when paired with complicated or busy quilting designs.

Suggestions for Use - I'd stitch this in places that you want to look flat and backgroundish (new word - Ha!) Try it around free motion feathers for a cool contrast between the curvy smooth shapes and the sharp angles and straight lines of the T's.

Back of Interlocking T
free motion quilting | Leah DayFeel free to use this free motion filler designs in your quilts,

Let's go Quilt!

Leah Day

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