The Free Motion Quilting Project: Day 119 - Trippy Triangles

Friday, January 15, 2010

Day 119 - Trippy Triangles

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

Super thank you to everyone who commented yesterday! I'm definitely fired up to start filming the DVD and if I don't manage to talk about EVERYTHING in the beginner dvd, I will elaborate more in the next one.

So I'm off to start filming, but before I go, let's learn this awesome new filler stitch: Trippy Triangles!

free motion quilting | Leah DayI really couldn't think of a better name for this design. Maybe I was running low on creative juice that day or something, but Trippy Triangle just jumped into my head and I couldn't dislodge it.

Inspiration - I was looking back at Triangle Mosaic and really wanted another, more free form triangle design.

Difficulty Level - Beginner. We all know what a triangle is shaped like, right? That makes this super easy to quilt no matter if you're just getting started!

Design Family - Echoing.

Filler Design Type - Echo. This design is similar to Echo Shell, but instead of a random number of echos, I choose to echo the triangle shape 1 time consistently throughout the design.

This design will work pretty easily over any area of your quilt, even around complicated motifs. 

Directional Texture - No direction. This design is very dense and doesn't encourage your eyes to move in any particular direction. Trippy Triangles will be a terrific background design.

Suggestions for Use - I definitely think Trippy Triangles can be used ANYWHERE on a quilt. You can make it big to cover large areas of the quilt or you can make it small to act more like a filler.

I really wish I'd tried this design in the Winter Wonderland Quilt! It would have been perfect with the snowflake blocks.

Back of Trippy Triangles
free motion quilting | Leah DayFeel free to use this free motion filler designs in your quilts,
and send in a picture to show it off.

Leah Day


  1. Sorry Leah, I missed your post yesterday but it like you have more than enough ideas now :o) The outline you gave in the body of your post sounds just the thing I need so I'll look forward to the DVD when you get it made.

  2. Yet another winning design Leah


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