The Free Motion Quilting Project: Day 165 - Bubble Path

Friday, April 23, 2010

Day 165 - Bubble Path

Today is a wet, rainy day here in NC, which means all James wants to do is go outside and play. One of his favorite things to do is blow bubbles, and one of my favorite things to do is stare at the bubbles and try to find new textures to stitch with them!

Here's a new one that came to mind after stitching Beaded Curtain. This is Bubble Path:

free motion quilting | Leah Day
I'm feeling terrifically wonderful today because last night I completely finished the Winter Wonderland Quilt Pattern! Yay!

Now I'm passing it to Josh for proofreading and will hopefully get it in the quilt shop by the first week of May.

With that pattern off my chest, I can now turn my attention to quilting a new Vase of Hibiscus wholecloth quilt for the Myrtle Beach Quilt Party and getting all my supplies ready for the Quilting and Needlecraft Expo in Albemarle, NC.

It's only a week away and I'm getting really excited!

Difficulty Level - Intermediate. I really only put this design at Intermediate for those people that are obsessive compulsive like me and want all your circles to be exactly the right size and shape and stack up perfectly.

Driving for perfection is a continual battle and can turn any design into a lesson in frustration. So the moral of the story is chill out and work with your mistakes as they happen!

Design Family - Edge to Edge. This design is stitched from one edge of your quilting design to another, so it will be a terrific filler to use in the open, uncomplicated areas of your quilt, like sashing.

Directional Texture - 2 Directions. Most edge to edge designs have a nice horizontal or vertical texture because they're usually worked in rows.

Suggestions for Use - Are you working on a quilted jacket or sweater? What do you think about using bubble path in a single row right along the edge?

This little edge design will add a nice bit of extra texture and interest and definitely help your quilted garment stand out from the rest!

Back of Bubble Path
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 comment:

  1. Very cool design, as are all the ones I've seen. I am still working on my free motion quilting but you are inspiring me.


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