The Free Motion Quilting Project: Day 203 - Flowing Lines

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Day 203 - Flowing Lines

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

So today is Totally Filler Tuesday and I need to share a design that really should have been posted about 10 months ago.

This Flowing Lines design is actually the base of Pebbled in a Stream, Goldilocks, and Matrix Flow. After creating the last design, I realized that the base could be a design all on its own!

free motion quilting | Leah Day
Today I'm kicking back and relaxing after my trip to Rock Hill, SC yesterday. It was a terrific group of very interested quilters and we all had loads of fun!

But today I really need to get everything back in order because tomorrow we're running up to Asheville, NC to drop off Release Your Light and Winter Wonderland to the Asheville Quilt Show. Cross your fingers they do well!

It's only going to be a quick trip though because I really want to get home to finish up a quilt that has been on my wall too long. More details on that tomorrow!

Now let's learn how to stitch Flowing Lines:

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Difficulty Level - Beginner. This is a very easy design created by stitching flowing lines, echoing, and occasionally leaving gaps. It's very fun and can easily become very fluid and organic so don't be afraid to experiment with this one!

Design Family - Edge to Edge. Flowing Lines is stitched from one edge of your quilting space to another which means this design will work best in the open areas of your quilt.

Directional Texture - Two directions. Of course, the more wiggly and flowing your lines are, the more multi-directional texture they will have.

Suggestions for Use - This design would work terrific on a landscape quilt. The flowing lines could be used to texture water, the sky, or the land. You could even use this design to create the texture and movement of a lava flow!

Back of Flowing Lines
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. Leah, Our guild really enjoyed your program and quilts on Monday night. You were so busy that I only got to talk to you for about 30 seconds but I knew that would be the case. You have nothing to worry about "Release Your Light" and "Winter Wonderland" at the Asheville show: I know they'll do very well. They did great at the Charlotte show. I want everyone here on your blog to know that the pictures you put on your blog of your quilts doesn't even hold a candle to what they look like in person....and "Shadow Self" is just amazing!...People were just in awe of your workmanship on all your quilts...

  2. Thanks Gail! It was wonderful meeting you in person, I just always wish there was more time to chat!

    Let's go quilt!

    Leah Day

  3. Leah-- if you get a chance, check out Lane's post today over at "that man quilts?" He uses some of your stitches, and the quilt is really beautiful.


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