The Free Motion Quilting Project: 32. Learn How to Quilt Inside the Sun #389

Tuesday, May 28, 2013

32. Learn How to Quilt Inside the Sun #389

It's design time! I don't know about you, but here in NC it's been one beautiful day after the other, all thanks to the warm sunshine. So that got me thinking about sun symbols and textures and I had to give this foundational design a try:

free motion quilting | Leah Day

I'm calling this Inside the Sun and I think it will work perfectly in a hair or breath section of Express Your Love. Let's see how it's stitched:

Difficulty Level - Beginner.

Design Family - Foundational.

Because this was the very first time I've ever quilted it out, I decided to try it in a little 4 inch quilt square. I still quilt all designs in small squares at least one time for reference, keeping track of them, and of course checking to see if the idea will even work.

A small quilt sandwich also has the advantage that you can move it A LOT and always swing it around in any direction so you can see where you're going. No, you probably wouldn't swing a quilt around as much as I show in the video, but you should always rotate to the best visual advantage, no matter how big the monster is you're working on.

free motion quilting | Leah Day

Speaking of quilt monsters, over the weekend I managed to put aside all those critical voices in my head and just enjoy Duchess Reigns hanging on my wall. I've decided to take her down on June 1st to get started on the next part of this quilt. It's an exciting project to be working on in the time of the year I love quilting most. Summer means long lazy days of quilting, drinking iced tea, and quilting some more!

Let's go quilt,

Leah Day

1 comment:

  1. This is great! Will try it sometime soon.Thank you for sharing!


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