The Free Motion Quilting Project: Day 346 - Electric Storm

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Day 346 - Electric Storm

Even though we're heading into winter, we've still been getting some big, summertime thunderstorms. All that lightning and electricity has inspired a new design called Electric Storm:

free motion quilting | Leah DayThis particular design was featured in my new book From Feathers to Flames or else click here right now to check out all the wonderful tools and free motion quilting resources in the new Leah Day Quilt Shop.

Difficulty Level - Beginner. Electric Storm is really fun to quilt! First start on one side of your quilting space, stitching long jagged lines into the center. Travel to the opposite side and fill in with more jagged lines, occasionally allowing the bolts of lightning touch and stitch a star to show off the sparks!

Design Family - Edge to Center. Working from the edges into the center of your quilting space is kind of a weird way to work, but it's very effective for spaces like your sashing or borders that are narrow and long and can easily be filled by stitching in a line.

Directional Texture - 2 Directions. This fun jagged texture will really add some spice to your next quilt!

Suggestions for Use - I'm planning to use this funky design in the sashing of a quilt I'm making for my son James. Large blocks filled with dinosaurs and robots will be surrounded by wide sashing filled with Electric Storm. Sounds like a match made in heaven!

Back of Electric Storm
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 comment:

  1. Oh I love this!!! I would love to use this on something for my boys! I hope you post pics of your finished quilt! I'd love to see it!


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