The Free Motion Quilting Project: 34. Learn how to Quilt Cobblestones, Design #391

Tuesday, June 4, 2013

34. Learn how to Quilt Cobblestones, Design #391

It's design time! I came up with this one while designing the quilt for the Free Motion Fillers Volume 1 Craftsy class. For the soft throw quilt featured in class, Cobblestones was quilted on a super large scale like this:

free motion quilting | Leah Day

But for the Earth section of Express Your Love, we really need a tiny version of Cobblestones like this:

free motion quilting | Leah Day

Personally I have the feeling this is a bit harder to quilt than Pebbling because you're aiming for a totally irregular shape. It can be just a bit trickier to travel stitch along these wiggly wobbly edges, but so long as you keep things slow and controlled you'll be just fine!

Difficulty Level - Intermediate.

Design Family - Stacking.

At the end of this video I began dealing with excess fabric that wanted to pleat along one edge of the earth section. This seems to be an issue I'm struggling with a lot lately. But how I sorted out the extra fabric in the video is exactly the way I'd sort it out in a show quilt or wall hanging. On a bed quilt, I probably wouldn't have noticed it at all. So I hope leaving that section in is helpful!

So how about you? Do you ever find the same issue running through several of your quilts at once? Share your experience in the comments below!

Let's go quilt,


1 comment:

  1. Hi Leah,

    I have been tracking your blogger for some months now. I enjoyed reading your back posts. In this post, you cover how you sometimes handle your mistakes with thread. Thanks for that. Because as a perfectionist, I get hung up on ripping out every mistake. This keeps me from having fun quilting. Showing how you handle your mistakes when you do not want to rip out your stitches was great.
    I will now keep in mind before I rip, "What is this quilt being used for?" This will allow me to know what I can live with and what I can't.
    I'm glad I stumbled upon your blog.


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