Category Archives: free motion quilting

10 minute blocks

I decided that I one of my resolutions for 2015 was to improve my free motion quilting. So, I pulled out these large blocks and began.

10-min quilt blocks

10-min quilt blocks

These blocks have been pieced for at least 3 years! They are about 15 inches square with lots of space to practice free motion quilting.

10-min quilt block quilted

10-min quilt block quilted

In the block above I quilted a different free motion design in each quadrant.

  • top right: meander
  • bottom right: loops
  • bottom left: ribbon
  • top left: loops and flowers
Free motion quilting leaf

Free motion quilting leaf

Free motion quilting wood grain

Free motion quilting wood grain

I am happy with the stitching. There is improvement with each quadrant I work on.

Free motion quilting flame

Free motion quilting flame

The blocks are easy and quick to piece. I originally saw a demonstration at the Creative Festival in Toronto probably three years ago! I went straight home and made all the blocks. Suzanne McNeill has a YouTube tutorial that shows just how quickly you can piece these blocks.

Free motion quilting wave

Free motion quilting wave

Six blocks are quilted only nine more to go.

Did you make any resolutions for 2015?