The Free Motion Quilting Project: Day 178 - Sleeping Seeds

Friday, May 14, 2010

Day 178 - Sleeping Seeds

Let's experiment with more Paisley type designs! Here's a neat variation with a slightly different center that creates an entirely different texture:

free motion quilting | Leah Day

Today I'm finishing up the piecing on Shadow Self. It has come together surprisingly fast in the last 24 hours, which is good because I'll need the tables to prepare 2 quilts for show.

On Saturday I'll be driving to Charlotte, NC to drop off Release Your Light and Winter Wonderland for the North Carolina Quilt Symposium Show in June.

While it's now too late to enter the show, you can still attend NCQS if you're in need of a relaxing quilt retreat the first weekend in June.

Inspiration - This was a funny little design because I was working through several new variations of Paisley and suddenly wondered what would happen if I started first with a wiggly lollipop.

The end result is pretty cool, but I had an impossible time thinking of a name for this design. Any new name suggestions would be greatly appreciate as I don't think "Sleeping Seeds" does this design justice!

Difficulty Level - Intermediate. This isn't a super difficult design, but there is a little traveling involved, so just take it easy and the design is sure to come together quickly.

Design Family - Pivoting. I swear there are more pivoting / paisley variations than any other design. Quite simply: they are my favorite. They're fast to stitch and easy to design, what more could we want from a quilting design?!

Directional Texture - All directions. This design has a nice multi-directional texture that will make it perfect for all quilts, large or small.

Suggestions for Use - As with all paisley type designs, this could go anywhere! I think it will look especially well in an art quilt, maybe a landscape? Try it out and see where it looks best on your quilts!

Back of Sleeping Seeds
free motion quilting | Leah DayFeel free to use this free motion filler designs in your quilts,
Let's go Quilt!

Leah Day


  1. And it looks like a number nine, if you were still in your number phase!

  2. I really like this design... rather than sleeping seeds, to me this looks like lightbulbs!

  3. It makes me think of soft winds blowing...
    Hmmm... How about
    "Soft Winds Blowing"?!

  4. Fantastic blog, thanks for all information you tell us. Regards from Spain.

  5. Their little nodding heads remind me of Lily-of-the Valley...which just happen to be blooming in my back yard right now!

    Great design, can't wait to try it. I love your site. It inspires me every day, even if I don't have time to quilt! Thanks!


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