The Free Motion Quilting Project: 31. Learn how to Quilt Connecting Ocean Currents

Tuesday, May 21, 2013

31. Learn how to Quilt Connecting Ocean Currents

My apologies for falling off the face of the earth since Friday! I've been quilting like crazy, designing like there's no tomorrow, and trying to stay on top of everything, which generally means I've been dropping the ball left and right. What is it about this month?! It's like my brain has gone on vacation and forgotten to give my body a leave of absence notice!

Despite my lack of mental togetherness (see, I can't even write today!) I did manage to dig my sewing machine out from under 3 projects and pull Express Your Love back off the wall and stitch a super cool design within her hair that I'm calling Connecting Ocean Currents.

free motion quilting | Leah Day

free motion quilting | Leah Day
All my brain can manage to say is "ooooo....pretty...." I'm really at a loss for words. Far better on video:

Difficulty Level - Beginner.

Design Family - Foundational.

I used this design in the goddess hair, but really it could work just as nice in her body, breath, or the background. The key is setting your foundation first, then echoing and connecting to create the swirly texture. As I said before it's oooo....pretty.....that pretty much sums it up!

Let's go quilt!



  1. Oooo pretty is right. She is looking wonderful.

  2. Awesome... love the texture!

  3. My quilt top arrived at long last and I can't wait to get started on her :)

  4. Leah, you mentioned that you are using a different kind of batting. It does look puffy. May I ask what kind it is? I like it.

    1. Hi Carol - For this quilt I believe I used Quilter's Dream Puff, which was much puffier than Quilter's Dream poly. This has been more than 2 years ago and now for puff I recommend Hobbs Wool Battting too.


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