The Free Motion Quilting Project: Day 294 - Spiral Curtain

Friday, June 24, 2011

Day 294 - Spiral Curtain

I don't know about you, but it's really weird seeing this redesign of the site! It might take a bit to get used to all the new colors and navigation, even for me.

So let's get on with a new design to the project. This is a fun variation of Wind Stitch, a design I created for the Quilting Arts Online Magazine last year. This version of the design is stitched with straight lines and sharp angles to create an interesting Spiral Curtain:

Now let's learn how to quilt this design over a small block. On a real quilt, this design will work great in the sashing or borders:

Difficulty Level - Advanced. Spiral Curtain isn't super difficult, but it does require a lot of travel stitching to get to each area of the design. If you need to, try marking some of the spirals first, and this will make estimating your space and traveling much easier.

Design Family - Edge to Edge. This design is stitched from one edge of your quilting space to the other. This will work great across a narrow area, like your quilt sashing or borders.

Directional Texture - 2 Directions. You really can't miss the horizontal or vertical texture this design creates on your quilt. Because of the funky texture, this would work great on the outer border to add a beautiful frame to any quilt.

Suggestions for Use - Do you realize just how many spiral designs we have on the project? Spirals are one of my favorite designs, so I've created quite a few of these designs over the last two years. Yesterday I made a list of them all and will soon organize a page for all of them so they're easy to find.

Back of Spiral Chain

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, the site looks great. It does take a little getting used to, but since you've changed everything around, I was able to find more "basics" videos I hadn't seen before (and I thought I had searched to find them all!). Congrats, it looks wonderful!

  2. Oh WOW - what a change to the blog format, you have been busy, it looks great


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