The Free Motion Quilting Project: Day 177 - Angle Turns

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Day 177 - Angle Turns

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

Way back in February, Left Turn, Right Turn became an instant hit on the blog, even turning into a digital pattern thanks to the work of Marjorie Busby, my awesome design digitizer.

Now let's try another variation of that fun design with Angle Turns:

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Inspiration - Back when I designed Left Turn, Right Turn, I though right (90 degree) angles was the only angle I could use with that design.

After thinking about it, I realized that the design could easily use sharper angles, almost like the top of a triangle.

Difficulty Level - Intermediate. This is a fairly simplistic design that requires very little traveling. Just keep your angles consistent and you're sure to stitch a very interesting design!

Design Family - Edge to Edge. This design is worked from one edge of your quilt to the other, so make sure to use it in the more open, uncomplicated areas of your quilt.

Directional texture - No directions. While this design is worked in a horizontal or vertical way along your quilt, when the rows line up together, the texture really fits together in almost a grid pattern with no directional movement.

Suggestions for Use - Angle Turns is quite a geometric design and should contrast beautifully with flowing shapes like flowers or circles. I'd try using this design in the background of a simple applique quilt.

Back of Angle Turns
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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. I like the tips you give of when these designs would work well in certain situations....knowing that is helpful to us beginners. thanks.


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