The Free Motion Quilting Project: #425 - Free Motion Quilt Hobbit Holes

Thursday, February 6, 2014

#425 - Free Motion Quilt Hobbit Holes

It's design time! Last week we learned Broken Eggs which was definitely on the complex side. This week let's try something a bit simpler like this Hobbit Holes design:

free motion quilting | Leah Day

I remember reading The Hobbit for the first time in 5th grade and it was really my first experience with fantasy fiction. I still love reading books about dragons, giant eagles, and wizards, so if you have any favorites, make sure to share them in the comments below!

This is an echoing design, but it's a bit of a cheat like Echo Shortcut. The way it's stitched will make it very fast to fill large areas in your quilt. Now I just need to make a few designs inspired by dragon fire and unicorn horns and we'll have the makings for an awesome fantasy quilt!

Let's go quilt,

Leah Day


  1. This one reminds me of Dementors!

  2. Leah, this pattern looks just like oyster shells to me. They grow in clumps like this and the shells have that same sort of striations around the edges! So, I guess in my mind this will be oyster shells. I'll need to find a design I can use these on soon.

  3. Hi! Leah
    If you are looking for a great fantasy read Id strongly recommend the Merlin trilogy written by Mary Stewart. I've lent my copy to my godson and have forgotten one of the titles but two are The Hollow Hills and The Crystal Cave. They are great books - I've loved them from my teenage years.
    Thanks for all your great blogs. I'm hunting out some fabric for the building blocks.
    Best wishes
    Allison (UK)

  4. Check out Jen Yates' blog Epbot (her other blog is Cakewrecks - also worth checking out). She reviews and collects recommendations for fantasy etc books.

    And I've never commented before - thanks for all that you do, and for sharing it with all of us.

  5. Dragonriders of Pern series written by Ann McCaffrey - the best! The dragons create flame by chewing a type of rock so I'm thinking flame shapes with pebbles inside! Thanks for all your inspiration!

  6. You, as well as your son, James, would probably love the Septimus Heap books (the 7th is due out next month) by Angie Sage. The first one is Magyk.

  7. My absolute favorite fantasy series is the Ryiria Revelations from Michael J. Sullivan!

  8. Patrick Rothfuss' Kingkiller Chronicles. Only books one (Th Name of the Wind) and two are available (No Mans Fear, I think the second is called). I've read them both and now listening to them as I commute to work. Highly entertaining.

    Thank you for continuing your series on quilting. It's absolutely fantastic.


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