The Free Motion Quilting Project: Day 355 - Meditation Medallion

Sunday, December 11, 2011

Day 355 - Meditation Medallion

Let's keep rolling with new designs! I have a Dover book of mandalas I picked up at Cracker Barrel a few years ago and flipping through the pages I realized I could easily create a medallion of my own simply by combining different designs together in a circular pattern. So here's Meditation Medallion:

free motion quilting | Leah DayLooking at this design, I realize it would make for a fun workshop! Each student creates a 15" medallion using as many different designs as you like. It would be a fun way to learn new designs and experiment with quilting in a circle, and just think of all the beautiful medallions that could be created!

One thing is for sure - the next time I stitch one of these I'm going to mark each circle to make sure the whole medallion ends up circular. It drives me nuts to see a quilt finish oval that should finish circular!

Difficulty Level - Advanced. This design can really be a combination of any designs you like. It's really fun to experiment with, and no matter which designs you choose, it will always finish beautifully. 

Design Family - Center Fill. Starting in the center of your quilting space allows you to easily create rows of circular shapes. Each row builds upon the previous row, creating an intricate, beautiful pattern.

Directional Texture - Center Focused. With all the rows of designs surrounding a center design, your focus will likely be right into the center of the design where everything starts. Make sure to start with your favorite design so it gets the most attention right in the center.

Suggestions for Use - If you're in need of a very fast Christmas gift, try sketching a few different Meditation Medallions on paper first, then select one and stitch it on some high quality red or silver silk fabric. The end result will be a gorgeous wall hanging that anyone would love to receive.

Back of Meditation Medallion
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

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