The Free Motion Quilting Project: Dancing Butterfly Design #2 - Ocean Currents

Thursday, February 5, 2015

Dancing Butterfly Design #2 - Ocean Currents

Wow! I'm amazed by the response to yesterday's walking foot casual cam. Josh and I are already discussing ways to explore this style of quilting in video!

Today we're back to free motion quilting and learning how to quilt Ocean Currents in a block of the Dancing Butterfly Quilt. Learn how to quilt this beautiful foundational design in the video below:

Find the full length video tutorial in the Dancing Butterfly Quilt Pattern!

In the video I just shared how to set up the foundation for Ocean Currents, which is a large open spiral line. The rest of the design is filled by traveling and echoing the first line until the block is filled with rows and rows of flowing lines.
This design can be challenging if you're first learning how to echo quilt because keeping those lines evenly spaced takes practice. But if you look closely at my block, you'll see that not all the lines are perfectly spaced! It's important to realize that you don't have to stitch Ocean Currents perfectly, just do the best you can.

So this week we learned how to quilt Paisley and Ocean Currents. These two designs look great on their own, but absolutely gorgeous when quilted together in a Dancing Butterfly Block:
Find the special video on quilting the two designs together in the butterfly wings, background, and border in the Dancing Butterfly Quilt Pattern!

Let's go quilt,

Leah Day

1 comment:

  1. thanks for all of you on your blog, this was a great idea for a quilt that I am working on an I needed a little inspiration on what to do next!


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