The Free Motion Quilting Project: Day 167 - Echo Hook

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Day 167 - Echo Hook

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

Looking at yesterday's design, I couldn't help seeing the possibilities with the hook shape on the top of the number 2.

So I've created another design using just the hook section! Here is Echo Hook:

free motion quilting | Leah DayToday is another busy day getting ready for the Quilting and Needlecraft Expo in Albemarle, NC. I'm really excited, but also worried I'll forget something important.

I keep having dreams that I run out of something stupid, like receipt paper. I swear I'm about to drive myself crazy packing 4 of everything, but I'd rather have way too much stuff than end up missing something.

I'm really looking forward to it though. It will be the first time I've displayed the Winter Wonderland Quilt and I'm planning on demonstrating Reverse Shadow Trapunto several times during the day.

But enough about my packing obsession! Sit back and enjoy learning how to stitch Echo Hook:

Difficulty Level - Intermediate - Because you have complete control over the direction and size of the hooks, this is a pretty easy filler to learn.

Design Family - Echoing. This design is stitched by first starting with a hook shape, then traveling and echoing that space a specific distance away. These designs usually work in just about any area of your quilt, no matter how tiny or complicated.

Directional Texture - All Directions. As long as you stitch your initial hook in multiple directions, the design will have a nice, multi-directional texture. If you stitch them all going one way, however, that's the texture your stitch will have.

Suggestions for Use - For some reason I think these hooks would look terrific on a flowery applique quilt. I've been craving some applique lately, so that might be the reason why!

Back of Echo Hook
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. Ohhhhh! I really like this one!

  2. Leah! thank you so much for your designs, I´m just started with the free motion quilting, and it is fantastic take a look to your videos. I made some probes and now i am quilting my first quilt with machine. It´s nice the feeling of freedom.
    Best wishes

  3. Thumbs up! I really like the look of this stitching.

  4. don't worry, that is the anxiety dream of the artist replacing the one of not recalling your locker combo...for me , anyways.. i always do that before a class or vending event....stress out ...
    what a brave woman you are to make a quilting background a day for a year!!! i am thinking" air behind flowers" and am enjoying your blog! by the way you'll be fine ..if you really do forget something , a kind person Will be there to help! Aloha, Sonja


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