The Free Motion Quilting Project: Day 336 - Square Spiral Flow

Saturday, October 29, 2011

Day 336 - Square Spiral Flow

We're in the midst of packing and organizing everything for the trip, but I can't leave without posting a new design for this weekend!

free motion quilting | Leah DayThis Square Spiral Flow is a variation of Whirlpools, but now instead of circles, you're stitching squares with square shaped spirals inside!

Difficulty Level - Intermediate. While this texture can look kind of intense, it's actually really easy to stitch! Just focus on setting the foundation with a wiggly line and big squares (leave them empty if it's easier) and then all you have to do is echo to fill the remaining space.

Design Family - Foundational. This family of designs is loads of fun! What's nice is being able to stitch the foundation into the space, then when you go back to fill, you don't have much to think about - just simple echo quilting!

Directional Texture - All Directions. The combination of squares and flowing lines is going to create a contrasting texture on the surface of your quilt. It should be really interesting both on big and small scales.

Suggestions for Use - I really like the idea of using this combination of flowing lines and big chunky squares over a bed quilt. How will that work exactly? No idea! You'll have to try it and see for yourself!

Back of Square Spiral Flow
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

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