The Free Motion Quilting Project: Day 358 - Lollipop Echo

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Day 358 - Lollipop Echo

Here's a design that fits right into this season along with sugar plums and candy canes. This is Lollipop Echo:

free motion quilting | Leah DayYou'll likely recognize this design from last week's Cyber Echo. The major difference here is the lollipop shape you start with which actually makes this version of the design easier to quilt in some ways.

The trade off is that there's a ton of travel stitching involved, which can be challenging. Just take it slow and don't worry if your lollipops aren't perfect. They'll taste just fine either way!

Difficulty Level - Intermediate. The challenge with this design is forming the lollipop and stitching right along your stitching to get out of the shape and start the echoes. A great way to practice this design is to stitch Lollipop Chain.

Design Family - Echoing. Rows and rows of quilting echo out from the starting lollipop shape. The more rows of echoing you do, the more interesting the texture will become.

Directional Texture - All Directions. This design creates a really interesting texture because the center lollipops will always stand out a bit more than the rings of echo quilting. For that reason, make sure to place this design somewhere it can get lots of attention.

Suggestions for Use - I'd love to see this design stitched over the surface of a large bed quilt. Lollipop Echo is sure to not only look terrific, but also bring super sweet dreams!

Back of Lollipop Echo
free motion quilting | Leah DayFeel free to use this free motion quilting design in your quilts

Let's go Quilt!

Leah Day

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