The Free Motion Quilting Project: Day 93 - Space Star

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Day 93 - Space Star

Let's move on with some more terrific combination designs. This design is a combo of Pointy Paisley and Pebbling which forms Space Star:

free motion quilting | Leah Day

Inspiration - I really like Pointy Paisley even though I normally don't like sharp angle designs. Pebbling is also one of my favorite quilting designs and together I think they make for a wonderful combination!

Design Family - Center Fill. Because these are two such different designs, when you combine them, the design takes on characteristics of both. This design will work great in open spaces, but probably not so well in tight, complicated areas.

I definitely wouldn't choose this design to put in the center of my snowflake block, but I could put it in the background.

Difficulty Level - Intermediate. The biggest challenge will be moving consistently from one star to another. Just keep the triangle shape of pointy paisley in your mind at all times and you'll do just fine.

Directional Texture - All Directions. Pointy Paisley is really an all-over design and still can't help be so when paired with other designs. Use this design in places where you want lots of eye poping texture.

Suggestions for Use - I believe I will use this Space Star in the background of my next snowflake block. The star shapes really remind me of snowflakes and I think they'll go nicely together.

Back of Space Star
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Leah Day


  1. I'm not a fan of snow either, but I love the way your snowflake quilt is turning out! Beautiful!

  2. Good god, woman. Those snowflakes are gorgeous. And, no, I can't cut anything carefully with scissors. I can only hack at it like jungle explorers do with machetes. But I appreciate the encouragement, nonetheless.


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