The Free Motion Quilting Project: Machine Quilting Ocean Currents on a Baby Quilt

Sunday, June 11, 2017

Machine Quilting Ocean Currents on a Baby Quilt

Last week I pulled out this old baby quilt and shared a video on quilting it with our new Clouds quilting design. I'm so delighted by how many quilters enjoyed this video and left sweet comments for James!

This week I'm quilting another corner of this baby quilt with Ocean Currents. This simple quilting design flows through the space and because I quilted it with more space between the lines, it knocked out a lot of space in very little time. Learn how to quilt it in this new video:

Quilting Baby Quilt Ocean Currents
Would you like to learn more about the machine I'm using in this video? Click Here to find all of the videos we've shared so far on the Grace Qnique 14+ longarm machine.

They key with quilting Ocean Currents is to go with the flow. He he!

It is intended to be a flowing, organic design so it's a great choice if you're just getting started and echoing - keeping your lines a consistent distance apart - is not all that consistent.

In fact, I think the less consistent this design is, the prettier it looks!

I also used this quilting design in a butterfly from the Dancing Butterfly sampler quilt so you can use it to quilt over a whole quilt, or you can shrink the design to fit into smaller spaces like these butterfly wings as well.

Quilting Baby Quilt Ocean Currents

It's been fun quilting on a larger scale in these videos this week. Next week I have another video quilting this baby quilt with Flowing Lines, one of my all time favorite quilting designs.

Be sure to check out last week's video on quilting another section of this quilt with Clouds.

Of course I'm always open to more suggestions for new videos so please share your ideas in the comments below!

Let's go quilt,

Leah Day

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