The Free Motion Quilting Project: Day 140 - Goldilocks

Thursday, March 11, 2010

Day 140 - Goldilocks

So far I've created 2 hair designs. Kelp Forest was too big. Cornstalks was too small.

With Goldilocks it's just right!

free motion quilting | Leah Day
I'm still not sure if this is the design I'll use in My Cup Runneth Over, but at least that quilt is finally basted up and ready to quilt!

Difficulty Level - Intermediate. Actually, this is a fairly easy combination! Start with long, flowing, slightly wiggly lines and then leave occasional gaps that you can go back and fill with Stippling.

This works very similar to Pebbles in a Stream, a early design from this project.

Design Family - Edge to Edge. This design is worked from one edge of your quilting space to the other, so it will easily fill open, uncomplicated areas.

If you have a design that you need to "hop" across, you might want to try marking a few registration lines so the wavy lines stay consistent with this design.

Directional Texture - 2 directions. This design has an obvious horizontal or vertical texture, but that doesn't mean it can't make a great background design!

Suggestions for Use - I could easily see using this design in the background of an art quilt, or the sashing of a bed quilt. It's really very versatile, so give yourself permission to play with it anywhere you want to!

Back of Goldilocks
free motion quilting | Leah Day
Feel 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. That looks perfect for your goddess' hair!

  2. Thanks so much for sharing the free motion quilting. I was wondering which machine do you use... Does it have the "stitch control"? Thanks.


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