The Free Motion Quilting Project: Day 343 - Pebble Daisy

Monday, November 14, 2011

Day 343 - Pebble Daisy

Yesterday's Sawblades design must have been too grisly so let's lighten things up with a cute flower design. Add some circles to Paisley Flower to create Pebble Daisy!

free motion quilting | Leah DayToday is a terrific day because I've FINALLY figured out what I'm going to do next year on this project! While it might seem a bit late (or a bit early) to be thinking about what's coming in 2012, let's just say it's occupied a LOT of space in my mind over the last year.

But last night, I finally sat down a wrote a list of what I wanted to be working on and somewhere out of that list came and idea for....

Ha! You're just going to have to wait until January 1st to find out!

Difficulty Level - Intermediate. This design isn’t super difficult, it’s just a collection of many steps. Focus first on stitching your petals and laying out your flower shape evenly within the space.

Next, travel inside the petals and fill them with Pebbling. Last, expand the flower with rows of echo stitching until the flower stands out beautifully on the surface of your quilt.

Design Family - Center Fill. This design starts in the center of your quilt and radiates out. This means if you have a block to fill, all you have to do is start in the center, then stitch out with your petals and echoes until the entire space is filled.

Directional Texture - Center Focused. Flower designs usually draw your eyes to the center and Pebbled Daisy is a great example of this! The travel stitching in the Pebbling areas will make these areas stand out much darker on the surface of your quilts.

Suggestions for Use - Looking for a simple, fun project to play with between now and the holidays? Try stitching Pebbled Daisy or any of the Center Filled Flower Designs in a 5 inch circle, then finish the edges and add a grommet in the top to make a beautiful ornament.

Back of Pebbled Daisy
free motion quilting | Leah DayFeel 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. I think I need to practice this design, love how it turned out...

  2. love it!!! not sure why; but it makes me think of a butterfly

  3. You are really gonna leave us hanging till jan 1st!!!?? I am very impatient (I found out the sexes of all 3 of my kids as soon as I could... LOL!!!!) My mom always says that we should have more surprises! --she would be proud of you for making us wait!
    Thanks for all he great posts lately. My daughters really like the flowers and love helping to pick which designs to stitch in each area on a quilt. Thanks again, - Amy

  4. Lol Amy! I'm the exact opposite - I didn't even know I was having a boy until the day he arrived!

    Suffice it to say, if you like quilting and want to know more about free motion, my next project will be right up your alley.

    You'll just have to survive the suspense for a few more months!



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