Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Day 210 - Sharp Angled Maze

This design is also featured in the book From Daisy to Paisley along with many other free motion designs from this project! Click here to learn more about this beginner level book and DVD.

Let's move on with the Filler Design Project with a new spiraling design!

This design is a variation of Angle Spiral, only this time you're using a closed spiral instead of an open spiral to move around your quilting space. The end result is a really interesting texture and beautiful thread buildup throughout the design.

Today I'm finishing up the section quilted part of the video series and finally putting my Horizon through its paces on video!

I've struggled to find a good angle to film quilting on the new machine, but I think I've finally figured out all the kinks and the new Horizon videos will start rolling with the Section Quilting part of the How Do I Quilt This?! video series.

While I can't film as closely to the block as I could on the Juki, I think the lighting is much, much better.

Now enough about camera angles! Let's get back to Sharp Angled Maze:


Inspiration - I've actually created several designs specifically for the new book "From Daisy to Paisley". When going through the contents, I realized I needed some more beginner level, interlocking designs, so I set myself the challenge to come up with some new ones.

Difficulty Level - Beginner. This design isn't super difficult, but it does involve a bit of traveling, so just take your time and stay right on top of your stitching and it's sure to look great.

Design Family - Independent. This is a pretty interesting design type because the design is created by interlocking similar shapes together - in this case sharp angled triangles and squares.

This design will go in just about any area of your quilting space because you can easily control how big the spirals are and can fit them together in even the tightest spaces.

Directional Texture - All Directions. For some reason sharp angles and straight lines really like to blend into the background, but this design will still stand out nicely with a simple texture anywhere on your quilt.

Suggestions for Use - This would be a fun design to use to play with contrasting textures. Maybe I should use it in one of the blocks for the Circles of Daisies Quilt!

Back of Sharp Angled Maze
Feel free to use this free motion quilting design in your quilts

Let's go Quilt!

Leah Day

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