The Free Motion Quilting Project: #422 - Free Motion Quilt Earth Flower

Thursday, January 16, 2014

#422 - Free Motion Quilt Earth Flower

Wait a are we on #422?! What!?

Relax! Today I'm posting a new free motion quilting design - you know, the designs stitched in 4 inch squares that I've shared since the beginning of this project in 2009?

For the last two years, I've incorporated the new designs into the quilt along posts, but this year with how big and focused the Building Blocks Quilt Along is, I've decided to split the two and return to the old numbering system with the new FMQ designs.

Just to clarify - if you're following along with the BBQA, this post design has nothing to do with it! This is just another fun design to play with in a 4 inch square or on your next quilt.

Why am I continuing to post these? Because I love them and they make me happy! I love working out new textures and designs to play with and eventually hope to have 1000 designs posted here for everyone to enjoy.

free motion quilting | Leah Day

So here's #422! This Earth Flower is a combination Fiery Comets or Wiggly Tentacles connected together in a circle with Spider Web stitched in the middle.

I decided to leave the background of this design blank, but you could easily fill it by echoing the outer lines of the flower, or fill it with another earth themed design like Pebbling. Let's watch the video to see how it works:

Looking for similar designs? Earth Flower is a Center Fill Design so you can easily use it to fill in a block or large open space on your quilt.

I'm rating it Intermediate Level in difficulty because of the travel stitching, but no matter what skill level you are, it's always worth it to try any design you like. The more you like something, the more effort you will spend in stitching it, so definitely give it a try no matter where you're at in your quilting journey!

Let's go quilt,

Leah Day

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