The Free Motion Quilting Project: 63. Learn How to Quilt Split Paisley, #408

Monday, October 7, 2013

63. Learn How to Quilt Split Paisley, #408

Let's get quilting! We're playing with a simple variation of Paisley today to see what happens when you insert one of the wiggly lines from Wiggle Maze into the center of each tear drop shape. Looks like Split Paisley to me!

free motion quilting | Leah Day

This is a pretty flexible design that you should be able to fit into most any space. Here's a few Split Paisley's squished into the background of Express Your Love:

free motion quilting | Leah Day

Now let's learn how to quilt it together!

Remember this design would look just as great on a larger scale too! If you'd like to learn some larger scale Pivoting Designs like this Split Paisley, definitely check out the class Free Motion Fillers Volume 1 to learn how to quilt 50 large scale designs on a beautiful throw quilt.

free motion quilting | Leah Day

That's it for today! I'm off to clean up my sewing area and take stock of what is left to do this year. At this point it's time to wrap up our Express Your Love project and start planning for what comes next!

Let's go quilt,

Leah Day


  1. Лия, спасибо большое за ваши уроки.За то, что бесплатно делитесь своим мастерством. Мне они очень нравятся.

  2. I love this design . I wondered which type batting do you use in your sample pieces and also do you use the 505 spray.

    Regards Julie

  3. Hi JamQuilts - I'm using Quilter's Dream polyester batting in the sandwiches and no, I don't use spray basting. For pieces this small, you really don't need to secure them with pins or anything to keep the layers together. Just stitch the outline of your square and fill the inside with the design you want to try.


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