The Free Motion Quilting Project: Free Motion Quilt Angry Stitch #445

Monday, July 13, 2015

Free Motion Quilt Angry Stitch #445

We're back to new free motion quilting designs and this week I've got a really funny one to share - it's called Angry Stitch.

This is the total opposite to Happy Stitch, with angry eyebrows and a big frown. You might be wondering where you'd use such a cross design on your quilts. Why would we want to put angry faces on a quilt?

The funny thing about this design is it made me happy to quilt it! While all the faces were getting angrier and angrier, I found myself getting happier and more silly as I formed the shapes over the little quilt square.

See what I mean in this quilting video:

So where will this free motion filler design work best in our quilts? I think it could work just about anywhere as the cute overall design over a very eccentric baby quilt or the dense filler in the background of a wholecloth. The nice thing about Stacking Designs like these is they can work just about anywhere in your quilts.

Personally I found Angry Stitch to be a great mood lifter and no, I don't think putting a design like this into a quilt would make it negative. I think it would make any quilt more interesting and might make someone looking at the quilt surface do a double take and wonder - why did Mom quilt frowny faces all over my quilt?

Now if you're looking for more How-to-Quilt inspiration, you're in for a big treat this week. Our new video workshop Quilting a King on Your Home Machine is coming out on Wednesday!

If you've wanted to learn how to quilt a REAL king sized quilt, all in one piece, on a small machine, this new video workshop will be just for you. Swing by the Quilt Shop this Wednesday to check it out and help support the free videos we share weekly.

Let's go quilt,

Leah Day

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