The Free Motion Quilting Project: First Goddess Quilt Pattern

Wednesday, May 9, 2018

First Goddess Quilt Pattern

Yes! I've finally hit "Publish" on my first goddess quilt pattern!

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I admit, this has been a pretty long process! I first drew this goddess design back when James was 8 (he's 11 now) and I've been working on it a bit at a time ever since.

I knew from the beginning I wanted to make this quilt into a pattern, but creating a pattern for a unique art quilt is very challenging. I kept having to go back and tweek the design to simplify it. It started out a lot more complicated and slowly by one line, one piece at a time, I refined the steps to until it's the design it is now.

A lot of that process is working around fusible applique and figuring out which piece needed to go over or under another piece. I have a LOT more respect for applique patterns and yes, they are complicated to produce!

But I enjoyed every bit of it. Yes, I have shared another goddess quilt in the past, but this is the first I've broken down into logical, easy to follow steps.

I know applique has a bad reputation for being difficult. Would you like to make this quilt with me in a mini Quilt Along this summer? Let me know in the comments below! It's something I'd love to share!

Let's go quilt,

Leah Day


  1. Love your quilt and appliqué is my favorite. I’d be potentially interested , depending on when it is

  2. Yes please I would love another quilt along Leah. Would be nice to get through our winter months sewing along with you.

  3. This Quilt is so beautiful, thanks!

  4. GREAT design, would be perfect for my daughter, who's daughter just turned a year recently.

  5. If I quilted this would be the pattern I would DEFINITELY buy :) congratulations on this stunning design. A true work of art - it has beauty, balance and meaning. Gorgeous!!


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