The Free Motion Quilting Project: Day 201 - Web Fill

Thursday, July 15, 2010

Day 201 - Web Fill

Today is Anything Goes Thursday and I'm craving a new stacking design!

One thing I've been wondering is if it's possible to take a center focused design and turn it into a stacking design, so it would work in more areas of a quilt.

So far, I'd say say this definitely works turning Spider Web into Web Fill:

free motion quilting | Leah Day
Yesterday I hand bound 3 sides and the hanging sleeve of Shadow Self while listening to an excellent book called "Playful Parenting" by Lawrence Cohen.

When James was born I read all kinds of parenting books, but after he was about 6 months old, they all got shelved. Recently I've been feeling the need to find another book and this one just happened to pop into my suggested books in

This is an absolutely excellent book that has really helped me see how many opportunities there are to connect and play with James every day, even if it's just for 5 minutes at a time.

So while I run off to play a short game of pillow fight, enjoy learning how to quilt Web Fill:

Inspiration - I've always liked the Spider Web design, but I really wanted a smaller, easier to use version that could go in the borders or sashing of a quilt.

Difficulty Level - Advanced. This design is created by first stitching your spider web spokes, then spiraling out from the center with the web. The biggest challenge will probably be the traveling and keeping your spirals looking like a curvy spider web.

Design Family - Stacking. The point of creating this variation was to form a design that was more versatile and could go in more places of a quilt than just a large open block. Web fill can go pretty much anywhere in a quilt, so definitely enjoy playing with this fun design!

Directional Texture - No Direction. This texture is really interesting because it's very eye catching (particularly when stitched with contrasting thread), but it's also very flat and directionless.

Suggestions for Use - I like the idea of making a Halloween inspired quilt and quilting Web Fill in the borders and sashing. You could also use this design to surround a witch or ghost applique block for a very spooky effect!

Back of Web Fill
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

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