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

5 comments:

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

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

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  3. This Quilt is so beautiful, thanks!

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

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  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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