The Free Motion Quilting Project: Day 97 - Wobbly Cosmos

Sunday, November 29, 2009

Day 97 - Wobbly Cosmos

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

Let's take it easy today with a nice beginner level design that's perfect for filling large portions of your quilt without a lot of fuss!

This is a variation of Jagged Cosmos, only with a wiggly line it becomes Wobbly Cosmos:

free motion quilting | Leah Day

Inspiration - I've been working on the new DVD just for beginner free motion quilters and am realizing the need for even more beginner level designs.

It's easy to forget what it's like to just be learning a new skill, but I'm really trying to keep all the things in mind that used to trouble me when I first started quilting and include them in the DVD.

Design Family - Edge to Center. This design is stitched from the edge into the center and back in order to create the design. This means that this design will work great in pretty open areas, but probably not as well in tight, complicated spaces. 

Difficulty Level - Beginner. This design is even easier than Jagged Cosmos because you can flow with the curving lines so much easier.

Directional Texture - Center Focused. This design definitely focuses your attention to the center of the quilting space. Just make sure not to build up your thread too much in the center or it will become difficult to stitch.

Suggestions for Use - I can definitely see using this design over 4" squares in a simple charm quilt or using it within a star shaped ornament for your holiday tree. Whatever you do with it, it's going to look great!

Back of Wobbly Cosmos
free motion quilting | Leah DayFeel 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. Leah, I am one of your "beginning" quilters. I started quilting when I retired in 2005. I love putting the blocks together but struggle with the actual quilting part of making a quilt. I couldn't come up with ideas for quilting...I would never be a designer. Your tutorals are wonderful and a great help to me. I love them. I just ordered your work book and love that too.

    Thank you for all the work you do to produce all this


  2. Oh, you make it look so easy! I've been trying a lot of your designs on a sampler, and am not working on an actual quilt (just a small one). I used this one for a center square- and it is so hard! After completing a few daisy's on side squares I ended up picking this one out. I'm going to try it again, but not for this spot. The "thread play" is an issue for me- it on your square it looks so pretty and gives weight to the design- on mine it just looks like a jumble of thread like I messed up :(

    Thank you for the inspiration to do these designs though! I had only ever heard of meandering on quilts (and hadn't even tried that!) if you move away from straight lines- this is so much more fun.


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