The Free Motion Quilting Project: Day 157 - Giant Snail

Friday, April 9, 2010

Day 157 - Giant Snail

Remember Fossil Snail from way back in September? I still think it's one of the best designs!

So I decided it was time to make a variation of it, so we now have Giant Snail!

free motion quilting | Leah Day
Today I'm hitting the road back to Shelby after a terrific workshop and lecture with the Piedmont Quilter's Guild.

I'm pretty worn out, so I think I'll stop back by Ye Olde Forest Quilt Shoppe on my way out of town. The workshop was held there yesterday and I just didn't have a chance to look around and shop myself.

So while I pack the car back up and double check the hotel room for any lost socks, sit back and watch how to stitch Giant Snail:

Difficulty Level - Intermediate. This isn't a super tough design, but it does require a steady hand and some fine tuned control over your quilt.

Design Family - Foundational. This design is stitched like Spiral of Spirals and Hair Filler in the sense that you first create the space, or foundation for your filler to go in, then you fill it completely.

This is still a design type I'm playing with and I think it's very versatile, but may need to be marked to keep it under control and looking great.

Directional Texture - Center focused. You can't quite miss the Giant Snail shape that's smack in front of you like a bulls-eye! Make sure to place this where you want a lot of eye catching texture and attention.

Suggestions for Use - Hmm....I'll admit I'm feeling pretty brain dead today! You know where you use this design? Leave your suggestion in the comments below!

Back of Giant Snail
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.

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Let's go Quilt!

Leah Day


  1. You continue to amaze. I have been telling all my quilting buddies to check out your blog.
    Thanks for sharing!

  2. This would look very cool on a baby quilt. Big blocks with these snails on them, and perhaps a sashing with wavy "snail tracks" going up between. Sort of a Snakes, Snails, and Puppy Dog Tails theme.


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