The Free Motion Quilting Project: 45. Quilt a Basket Block with Pebbles and Echoes

Monday, September 22, 2014

45. Quilt a Basket Block with Pebbles and Echoes

It's time to free motion quilt our very last basket block, this time with Pebbles in the basket and rings of Echoes throughout the background:

free motion quilting | Leah Day

When quilting this basket block, I broke it up into three sections: the triangle basket, the background, then the handle. Filling the triangle basket with Pebbling will probably be the most time consuming part of this design. I didn't mark this part of the design because it was easy enough to free hand quilt and fill the pebbles organically through the space.

I did mark the background and basket handle circles because these designs needed to finish exactly as they were drawn on the pattern. I definitely didn't want the background echoes to end up super wobbly as that would have been really noticeable around the basket shape.

The trickiest part of the design will be the basket handle. Make sure to watch the video below to get tips on free motion quilting through this section slowly and carefully for the best results.

With this last basket knocked out, we now have a complete set!

free motion quilting | Leah Day

Working on these blocks, we've learned how to quilt echoing, stippling, stacked circles, straight lines, matrix (wiggly grid), wiggly lines, and pebbling. I love these baskets so much I placed them in the four corners of my Building Blocks Quilt:

free motion quilting | Leah Day

Yes, you can still join in this fun skill building project! Just pick up a copy of the Building Blocks Quilt Pattern and start piecing and quilting block by block.

Josh will be giving this block a try tomorrow too so don't forget to swing by and check out his take on free motion quilting pebbles and echoes in a basket block!

Let's go quilt,

Leah Day

1 comment:

  1. I noticed that when you were doing pebbles your thread messed up and you backtracked and redid that part. I would like to see what you do with that. Was it a nest underneath like mine does? That is soooo annoying.


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