The Free Motion Quilting Project: Day 328 - Triangle Universe

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Day 328 - Triangle Universe

Let's keep moving through these Quilting Arts designs with Triangle Universe! Triangles, triangles, and more triangles come together to create a really neat design:

free motion quilting | Leah DayThis is one of those designs where I would mark the starting triangle first because it will be much easier to line everything up and keep the initial triangle baseline straight and even. Once this foundation is set, it’s a simple matter to travel along this guideline and branch out with new triangles evenly spaced into the center.

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Difficulty Level - Advanced. Don’t be intimidated by this formal looking design. It’s really not that difficult, especially if you take my advice above and mark your initial starting line.

Design Family - Foundational. Foundational designs always start with a baseline running throughout your quilting space. You can also set the scale of the design when you’re stitching this line so if you’d like your quilt to be soft and cuddly, just make sure you have at least 2 inches of space between the starting lines, then the second set of lines will not make your quilt too dense.

Directional Texture - Center Focused. This design creates a nice spiraling texture on your quilts that could contrast nicely with curvy lines or accent a straight piecing design.

Suggestions for Use - For some reason this is making me think of Indian batik designs. There’s no rule that says you have to use these designs for just quilting so maybe consider playing with fabric dying and batik. Mark this design on your fabric with wax, then dye over it to create beautiful textures and colors.

Back of Triangle Universe
free motion quilting | Leah DayFeel free to use this free motion quilting design in your quilts
and send in a picture to show it off!

Let's go Quilt!

Leah Day


  1. Oh that does look interesting! Can't wait to try it but my sewing time has been suddenly reduced by about 90%, hopefully only for a few weeks :( I think I'd better see about a table runner before I switch my foot back to the fmq. I wish it wasn't such a deal screwing it on - it takes me forever!

  2. I don't know how I am just finding all your brilliant designs but these are an absolutely fantastic resource! Thank you!


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