The Free Motion Quilting Project: Day 281 - Calm Sea

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Day 281 - Calm Sea

It's a chilly, wet, rainy day here in NC and the gently flowing rain puddles make a perfect inspiration for a new quilting design. This is Calm Sea:

free motion quilting | Leah DayHave you been waiting on the edge of your seat wanting to know about the first Under $500 machine I'm going to review? Don't miss the first video on this machine coming up tomorrow!

This video was sponsored by the Ultimate Quilting Kit, a collection of the three best tools for free motion quilting on a home sewing machine. Click here to learn more about this kit!

Difficulty Level - Intermediate. This is a super simple design! Wiggle across your quilting space with an organic, flowing line. Flow into the line before, travel stitch, then branch off with another calm wave.

Design Family - Edge to Edge. This design flows easily from one edge of your quilting space to the other. Use the edges to travel stitch along so you can easily move around your quilt.

Directional Texture - 2 Directions. What's nice about this design is the gentle texture of flowing lines. Place this horizontally for the perfect design to stitch for water or waves.

Suggestions for Use - Even a traditionally pieced quilt would look gorgeous when stitched with Calm Sea. Try this design in the sashing area of a blue quilt for an instant water effect.

Back of Calm Sea
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. You made the top 50 blogs in Quilters Home!! Way to go! Also, my husband LOVES Josh's ribs, and raves about them every chance he gets!

  2. Siempre una maravilla de trabajo!!!!


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