The Free Motion Quilting Project: Day 321 - Double Sharp Stippling

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Day 321 - Double Sharp Stippling

I'm almost ready to hit the road for Asheboro, NC. I'm not really sure what my internet connection will be like, so I might be a bit MIA this week.

So rather than leave you all with nothing to do (yeah right!) let's learn one more design this week. This is what happens when you stitch Sharp Stippling on top of Sharp Stippling:

free motion quilting | Leah DayWe’ve already tried this once with Double Stippling and I really think you should give both of these designs a try. Both will help you understand a bit about scale (size of the design) because the first set of lines are stitched on a huge scale, then the second set of lines are stitched on a smaller scale.

If you're having trouble visualizing this design, watching how it works might help!

Difficulty Level - Beginner. This is one of those wonderful situations where a very easy design only LOOKS complex. Start with a large scale, very open Sharp Stippling, then stitch back over with a smaller version, bisecting the first.

Because you have a guideline to work off of, Double Sharp Stippling is probably easier to stitch than the original design!

Design Family - Foundational. This design starts with a foundation of flowing lines that occasionally come to a sharp point. You can fit this into almost any area of your quilts so long as you can stitch a foundation into the area first.

Directional Texture - All Directions. Your texture entirely depends on the texture of your foundational line. The more curvy, the more flowing movement you will have!

Suggestions for Use - Hmm... I have to be honest and admit that taking two trips in such short a time has totally fried my brain! If you have an awesome suggestion for where to use this design, please share it in the comments section below.

Back of Double Sharp Stippling
free motion quilting | Leah DayFeel free to use this free motion quilting design in your quilts

Let's go Quilt!

Leah Day


  1. G'day. That looks great. I am going to try it later today. Take care. Liz...

  2. Hi Leah
    Im new in your blog.And I love it.Abouto 10 months I lernt Patchwork, and now I startet to Quilt.I like very much HandQuilt but I look your work and its incredible.Soon I buy a new Maschine because my dont Quilt.Thank you very much for your tutorials, they are really good.
    Hugs from Berlin


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