The Free Motion Quilting Project: Day 168 - World of Three

Friday, April 30, 2010

Day 168 - World of Three

Let's get back to free motion designs and what happens when we create a whole world from the number 3!

free motion quilting | Leah DayYeah, yeah, I transposed this number too, just like I did with Texture of Two. It ended up looking more like flying bats anyway, so we'll just have to remember to use it sometime around Halloween.

Today's stacking up to be a much better, less chaotic day. Josh and I packed our bins last night with all the items from the online quilt shop ready to go to Albemarle, NC later today.

After looking at it all piled up in the studio, I said "We could open a quilt store!"

Josh laughed at me and said "Don't you already own a quilt store? Just cause you're online doesn't mean it doesn't count!" Ha! He's definitely right.

I so excited about the Quilting and Needlecraft Expo.

This will be the first time I've been a vendor at a place like this, the first time Josh and come along to help, and the first time I'll be demonstrating Reverse Shadow Trapunto.

I'm getting all my demo stuff together and may take a few hours to quilt as well. I can't forget that I have to get my Vase of Hibiscus finished by June 1st!

So while I run around trying to do everything at once, you sit back and watch me stitch numbers backwards!

Difficulty Level - Intermediate. This is really pretty easy, mostly because we have all drawn the number 3 probably a million times. The more you've drawn a design, or stitched it, the easier it will be to quilt!

Design Family - Pivoting. This design is created like Paisley where you stitch the initial shape, then pivot off the starting point with as many echos as you want.

The best thing about these designs is they're fast and easy to stitch and they work in almost any area of your quilt.

Directional Texture - All directions! This design has a nice, bold texture that will really stand out in a quilt. Make sure to place it where you want a lot of thread build up as well.

Suggestions for Use - This really looks like flying bats to me, so I'd advise using it

Back of World of Three
free motion quilting | Leah DayFeel 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. Mirror image? how about if you give the piece a 180 degree turn?

  2. Leah, they're not backwards if you turn 'em upside-down!


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