The Free Motion Quilting Project: Josh's Circuit Board

Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Josh's Circuit Board

Josh here, and today our design is circuit board, a very cool filler which has all kinds of potential.

Let's get right to the video.

And here's the completed block:

free motion quilting | Leah Day

The 1" scale, no problem, just going through the motions. The half and quarter inch were also easy but provided some good practice. Remember, the key to learning free motion quilting is repetition, repetition.

At the 1:54 mark, I had a bird's nest issue, but the machine managed to get through it.

This was my favorite pattern for the whole modern block template. It just has this cool Pac Man board, science fiction feel to it. Stitching on the 1/4" scale was also fun, and even the 1/8" wasn't too challenging, although you'll note I did stop to rest my eyes. Working on small scale, you can definitely get an optical illusion effect.

This is the last block in our modern block, so I will see you in two weeks as we tackle a drunkard's path block.



  1. Josh -
    Thank you so much for showing us another look - a learner like the rest of us. I always look forward to how you do your blocks. Your really help me with the straight lines when you turned your blocks. I tried along with the feed dogs up and what an improvement!
    Thanks! Marilyn

  2. Well done Josh! Looks so great!

  3. Very interesting to see your growth- you can tell you are a lot more comfortable with the stitching since you are not rotating the block as much as you needed to on early blocks.


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