Looking for ideas for quilting our first big block? Here are two ideas for quilting Leaf Pile. One focuses on straight stitching while the other offers a meandering swirl for freemotion quilters to play with.
Take a look:
Here is Leaf Pile with straight quilting every 1″.
A few tips to get you started:
- Start with the diagonal lines going from corner to corner and meeting in the center. Then quilt the long lines that follow a seam (ditch) from one side of the quilt to the other. This will help stabilize the quilt.
- Use repositionable tape to mark the 1″ lines.
- Sew ever other line in one color and come back with a different color to fill in the lines in the gap. A metallic would be striking!
Take a look at another way to quilt Leaf Pile:
Here is Leaf Pile with a continuous line quilt design. Those gusts of wind sure do scatter the leaves!
Take a look at the pattern and practice backtracking to pick up all the swirls.
This sample is a tile, but the idea is basic and can be used to meander over any size area. This pattern also lends itself to covering large areas quickly.