The Free Motion Quilting Project: Day 293 - Pointy Maze

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Day 293 - Pointy Maze

Let's try a new variation of Pointy Paisley today! This time, let's start with a sharp angled closed spiral to create a really Pointy Maze:

It really pays to read instructions thoroughly. I've learned this lesson repeatedly, but I'm still a "fly by the seat of her pants" kind of girl.

Which is why I happened to glance at the instructions for a quilt show two quilts are in next month and realized they need to be sent TODAY! For some reason I was thinking it was next week!

So while I go build long narrow boxes for them to be shipped in (rolling is better than folding), you can enjoy this video on Pointy Maze.

This video was sponsored by From Daisy to Paisley, a book of beginner free motion quilting designs. Have the best 50 designs at your fingertips and next to your machine with this spiral bound mini book!

Difficulty Level - Advanced. Like many of the designs I've been sharing lately, there are a couple other designs it is based on that you can stitch first for practice. Start by stitching Pointy Paisley and Sharp Angled Maze.

Once you get the hang of those two designs, you'll be ready to stitch Pointy Maze because it's really a combination of the two.

Design Family - Pivoting. This design starts with a spiral, but then you return to your starting point, pivot and echo that spiral repeatedly. To continue the design all you have to do is travel stitch along the outer edge of the last echo and stitch off in a new direction with a new spiral.

Directional Texture - All Directions. With all the straight lines and sharp angles, this design will really catch your eye!

Suggestions for Use - How about combining Pointy Maze and some smooth flowing designs to create an interesting table runner? Just take a long piece of black fabric and mark simple lines to separate the spaces where different fillers will go. Then have fun filling in this quilt with your favorite designs!

Back of Pointy Maze
Feel Free to use this free motion filler design in your quilts,
and make sure to tell your friends where you learned it!

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Let's go Quilt!

Leah Day


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  2. Thanks for your blog... i follow it and you was the one who encourage me to try "my free motion quilt" and now i am doing it on my own bed quilt... i found as you said a year ago i guess this is practice and patient and as yu i have i guess 5 test fabrics where i try and try until i found i can do it!!.. here at colombia no one teach how to do free motion so THANKS!!!! AND tHANKS
    Sorry my english mistakes
    a Hug Soffy

  3. I've been away a few days and was so delighted to log in and see the lovely change in format with the virtual paper floating on the beautiful stitch sampler! Very nice!!


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