The Free Motion Quilting Project: Day 76 - Boomerang

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Day 76 - Boomerang

I was thinking about triangle shapes the other day and wondering if there was a way to make free motion variations of that three pointed shape.

Turns out there is! Exchange the arc shape for a "V" shape and you get Boomerang!

free motion quilting | Leah Day

Inspiration - I've been in the mood for sharp angles! While quilting Diamonds in the Rough, I thought back to other curvy shapes and wondered what the effect would be if the curves were exchanged for sharp angles and straight lines.

Difficulty Level - Intermediate. Don't let this intimidate you! Chances are you've been drawing "V" shapes long enough that it should be no problem at all. 

Design Family - Stacking. With this design, each "v" shape is stacked on the one before it. You can easily change direction by changing where you end each "V"

Because it's so versatile, this design will really work over any area of your quilt.

Directional Texture - All Directions. This design has texture that appears to be moving in all directions at once. Use it in areas that are craving some attention!

Suggestions for Use - While it might seem an odd choice, I think this design would look terrific as the background of a landscape quilt. You could also use it to fill in a choppy ocean or expand it to cover the surface of your whole quilt. The sky is the limit!

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

Let's go Quilt!

Leah Day


  1. you never cease to amaze me! Every day a new, and very doable, design! I just love checking in each day!

  2. Wonderful to have a DVD come out in addition to what you already share here! Congrats!!

  3. I love these - there just seems to be so, so much movement in the pattern

  4. This one is so pretty on the teal!

  5. Hey. I saw this pic on this blog and thought of you. I think you've already done this in FMQ, but I just have to show you the pic...

    It's a blog from a lady who lives in France, and she posts a picture each day. It's interesting. I think you'll like it.

    So now you have *me* thinking about quilting designs all the time!


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