The Free Motion Quilting Project: 52. Quilt a Slash Star with Pebbles and Spiral

Monday, October 20, 2014

52. Quilt a Slash Star with Pebbles and Spiral

Are you still with me? We're down to the last three blocks to quilt and many quilters have already finished their Building Blocks Quilts. Make sure to click here and share a photo or blog post about your experience!

Today we're free motion quilting our second Slash Star with pebbles and a big spiral to create this cool effect:

free motion quilting | Leah Dayfree motion quilting | Leah Day

As with all the Slash Stars, the quilting guides don't really fit exactly with this imperfect quilt block so make sure to watch my video to see how I fit the designs so nicely within the star:

Josh decided to mostly stick with the design for this block, but made it a bit easier for himself by quilting Underwater Rocks instead of Pebbling. This is a great variation because Underwater Rocks doesn't require careful, perfect travel stitching so it's faster and easier to stitch.

You can really see the difference between these two designs below. Personally I love Underwater Rocks these days because it's so carefree and easy to quilt and doesn't require as much focus and concentration as Pebbling.

free motion quilting | Leah Dayfree motion quilting | Leah Day

So which way will you choose to quilt your Slash Star? Make sure to share it with us on the Building Blocks Facebook Group!

Let's go quilt,

Leah Day


  1. I am so in love with free motion and ism having so much fun with it. My friend and neighbor just got a free motion foot as a gift from her daughter, so I know that we are going to have fun playing together this winter:) I am so excited to have found your blog and will be signing up for your newsletter as soon as finish this comment. You are an inspiration . . . thank you.
    Connie :)

  2. I'm wondering why you are still using your Janome. I have this machine and do love it but thought you were going to be using a Juki.

    1. Great question Clara! Yes, I have switched to Juki TL2010Q, but these videos were all shot in March and April before I switched machines. So now that this project is over, it will be all Juki all the time!


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