The Free Motion Quilting Project: Day 360 - Blackhole Matrix

Sunday, December 18, 2011

Day 360 - Blackhole Matrix

Since we’re so close to the end of the first 365 designs, I’ve been spending a lot of time looking back to the early designs. Matrix was one of the first 20 designs created and is still one of my favorites.

Let’s try a new variation of Matrix, this time combining this classic design with a wiggly spiral shape to create Blackhole Matrix:

free motion quilting | Leah Day
Truthfully I’m not a huge fan of the wiggly spiral, but instead prefer a regular spiral to go over the wiggly matrix web.

No matter which way you stitch it, this is a simple design that can produce amazing results. Have fun playing with many different shapes and see all the Matrix variations you can come up with.

Difficulty Level - Beginner. While this may look complex, it’s actually very easy! Start with a base of Wobbly Cosmos, or a series of wiggly lines branching out from the center of your quilt square.

Then stitch back into the middle and stitch over the whole thing with a spiral. Feel free to play with making your spiral wiggly or circular, it’s really up to you!

Design Family - Center Fill. This design starts from the center and radiates out into your quilting space. This particular design could easily fill your whole quilt with a simple flowing texture.

Directional Texture - Center Focused. This design is a bit less attention grabbing than most center focused designs. The biggest reason is grids and grid-like texture has a flattening effect on the surface of your quilts.

Suggestions for Use - Do you have a baby quilt that needs a super quick finish? Still sitting on some Holiday projects that just need to be quilted in a day? Try Matrix or Blackhole Matrix for a speedy way to finish off these projects in a beautiful way.

Back of Blackhole Matrix
free motion quilting | Leah Day
Feel 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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