The Free Motion Quilting Project: 53. Quilt Easy Wiggles in a Slash Star

Thursday, October 23, 2014

53. Quilt Easy Wiggles in a Slash Star

We're down to our second to last block! This time we're filling our Slash Stars with easy wiggly lines in the background and straight lines over the star:

free motion quilting | Leah Day

If you've quilted all 41 blocks so far, this block should be no problem! I've included lots of tips for marking in this video because no matter how you pieced the slash star, it probably won't fit the quilting guide perfectly.

Josh decided to go totally free hand with his block, filling it with wiggly lines running in the opposite direction from what was printed on his Spoonflower Fabric. He also changed up the lines in the center by only quilting the innermost line.

free motion quilting | Leah Day

I like that his blocks became more and more wild as the quilt progressed. It was sometimes hard to sit next to him while he quilted this way (the rule abiding quilter in me wanted to insist he follow the lines exactly), but ultimately I have to admit his block looks pretty cool!

Make sure to watch Josh's video too!

Wow! With one single block left to quilt, our Building Blocks Project is nearly complete! Saturday we will finish up the last block and Monday I'll share all the details for putting the blocks together Quilt-as-you-go style so by this time next week you're project could be complete!

Let's go quilt,

Leah Day

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