The Free Motion Quilting Project: Day 271 - Triangle Starships

Monday, April 18, 2011

Day 271 - Triangle Starships

Guess what's coming on April 23rd?! The new Dr. Who - Season 6!

Let's celebrate with a design inspired by space ships and time travel. This is Triangle Starships:

free motion quilting | Leah DayI'm super excited about this new season of Dr. Who! Last year season 5 was available through within 2 weeks of the show airing. I'm hoping they will do the same with this season so we don't miss out.

As for Triangle Starships, this design is a lot like Echo Shortcut. Both designs are echoing designs, but they break the rules! Watch the video to see how:

Difficulty Level - Beginner. This design is very easy and fast to stitch. Start with a smaller triangle and only echo 3-4 times so it doesn't get out of hand. It can be hard to keep the triangle lines perfectly straight when they get really long.

Then again, a wiggly Triangle Starship could also be pretty interesting!

Design Family - Echoing. Technically this design is a bit of a cheat. Instead of travel stitching to create the space between your echoes, you simply pivot. This saves time and is much easier to stitch.

Directional Texture - All Directions. I love how the straight lines and sharp angles come together in this design! Typically straight line, graphic designs will recede on the surface of your quilt, but this design really wants to stand out and blast off.

Suggestions for Use - James is still over the moon about space travel, rocket ships, and aliens. When we go out to dinner, we've given up stopping him from telling everyone (and I do mean EVERYONE) he sees that he is an alien from another planet.

So really this design was created with him in mind! If you happen to have a space monkey in your family, consider piecing up a simple Space Travel quilt, and make sure to quilt Triangle Starships either in the blocks or use it to fill the sashing or borders. It's such an easy, quick design it really can go anywhere!

Back of Triangle Starships
free motion quilting | Leah DayFeel 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. Que acolchado tan bonito.
    Siempre haces labores maravillosas.

  2. Yay - another Doctor Who fan! I have to say I don't like the new logo though, and our latest poster fell down and covered the basement floor with glass, but I digress, I keep finding new Doctor Who fans and it delights me, but my 11 year old daughter, she just gets so excited, she's actually crossing off the days, and tells me each morning how many we have left. (we're expats, we never thought it would be so popular)


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