The Free Motion Quilting Project: Day 172 - Spiral Vine

Thursday, May 6, 2010

Day 172 - Spiral Vine

When I was in Greensboro last month, a student asked me to stitch Spiral Tree. I quilted a little sample from memory, but after looking at it I realized that they didn't look the same.

So here's the new design called Spiral Vine, which is a very simple variation of Spiral Tree that's actually stitched a little easier:

free motion quilting | Leah Day
Today I'm presenting lecture on becoming and entrepreneur for my local library. I very rarely get to talk about business and share experience, so this is going to be a really fun day!

I finally got back to piecing a new quilt yesterday. This quilt is "Lost in the Woods" and has been on my design wall since January!

free motion quilting | Leah DayThe piecing for this quilt has been super simple, just strip and chain piecing.

I'm not sure if I will cut it up a second time and make this bargello style quilt called Waves or not. One side of me likes the long strips and the other side is wanting to cut them all up!

Regardless of what I do next, this quilt will be much easier to deal with when it's all in one piece.

I'm going to try to remember this experience and not pin something up in millions of pieces unless I'm committed to piecing them all together within the same month!

Difficulty Level - Intermediate. This isn't terribly hard because it stitches up fairly easily. So long as you keep the spiral shape in your mind, you'll be good to go!

Design Family - Edge to Edge. Spiral Vine is worked from one edge of your quilt to the other, so it's going to work best in open, uncomplicated areas.

Directional Texture - 2 directions. This design has a definite horizontal or vertical texture that will grab your attention because of the center line (spine) stitched through the center of the vine.

Suggestions for Use - I think this would make a terrific design for sashing. Not only does it move quickly, you can easily fill a wide or narrow space by simply shrinking or expanding the spirals.

Back of Spiral Vine
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. Man! You are on a design roll, girl! I love these.



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