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Free Motion Monday – Developing a Quilting Plan

Many quilters have a stack of quilt tops because they aren't sure what type of quilting design to use to complement the piecing.  "How should I quilt this?" is a question we all struggle with at times. When developing a quilting plan, it helps to first analyze the sections of your quilt, then decide...

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Inspired by Leah Day

Have you heard of Leah Day?  I discovered her blog years ago, shortly after she began the Free Motion Quilting Project, an effort to create 365 free motion quilting designs.  Leah Day makes beautiful quilts and is an inspiration to me as an independent quilt business owner.  I was thrilled to be a g...

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Free Motion Monday – Shadow Quilting

Shadow Quilting Designs
I invented the term "Shadow Quilting" to refer to the places where I use free motion quilting to copy the block design in the negative space of the pattern.  Of course I saw a beautiful example of this somewhere on the internet last week and now I can't find it! In my search...

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spiral quilting pinwheel block
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Free Motion Monday – Quilting Designs in Triangles

I have been trying some new patterns using the Angle Play templates.  Angle Play quilts feature strong graphic lines formed by half-square and half-rectangle triangles and lots of pinwheels.  It's time to think of new quilting designs in triangles!
A Basic Spiral

For some of the blocks, I quil...

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Free Motion Monday – Figure 8 Quilting Design

Loops are an easy free motion quilting design that adds great texture to a quilt with lots of straight lines.  I chose a figure 8 quilting design for a recent customer quilt.  The quilt pattern is Stacked Coins and she used men's shirts to create the blocks.  This is a keepsake quilt for children to...

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