The Free Motion Quilting Project: Day 315 - Jellyfish

Monday, August 29, 2011

Day 315 - Jellyfish

Let’s celebrate these last dog days of summer with a variation of Butterfly Feather Flower. Stitch this design in a tight circle and surround it with connecting echoes to create a funky Jellyfish!

free motion quilting | Leah Day

Difficulty Level - Intermediate. This is actually not very difficult if you first mark a circle to fit the initial flower shape into, then quilt each feather up to this line. Always remember - guidelines are your friend!

Design Family - Center Fill. Starting in the center of your quilting space, the jellyfish fills just a small section, but the rest of the space can easily be filled with rows and rows of bouncy, connecting echoes. This section will end up much flatter than the rest, and make the central jellyfish stand out much better.

Directional Texture - Center Focused. How many ways can you stitch the center of this flower? You can start with a single circle as you see in the photos, or you can start with a spiral, a cluster of pebbles, even a ring of hearts. Play with starting this design in different ways to see what this will do to the overall texture.

Suggestions for Use - Have you ever used hot fix crystals on your quilts? This would be a neat design to try this with! Attach crystals in the center of each circle to add a bit of bling to this funky jellyfish!
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

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