Free Motion Friday – Skopelos Tiles

Since yesterday was the Skopelos Blog Hop here, I thought today I’d show you how I did the quilting on my Skopelos Tiles Quilt!




Last week I talked about how I approach quilting– starting by finding shapes in the piecing.

1So I decided to work with this square.


I started with a row of pebbles,


Then, a row of filler,


Then, my favourite, feathers & Kathleen’s Magical Shape


Center block’s all finished!

Here it is all over the rest of the quilt.


In the outer border, straight lines.


Then, (look at the top left block) I have lines going in a square around the light fabric

9That I then filled with bubbles and more feathers. In the center squares of each block I did a simple maze design.


Then, bubbles in the solid around the center

And more feathers in the solid triangles.


With a back and forth design in the printed triangles.

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Here is a close up of the block!

If you want to be a part of Free Motion Friday, email me a picture of your quilt to kathleen(at)! I can’t wait to see your pictures!

Later days!


Free Motion Friday is Sponsored by Sparrow Studioz and APQS Canada!

Free Motion Friday is Sponsored by Sparrow Studioz and APQS Canada!


8 responses to “Free Motion Friday – Skopelos Tiles

  1. Every time I see one of your creations, I’m blown away. You are like the mad scientist of quilting. The things you come up with are genius!

  2. Another wonderful design! I slobber on the keyboard each time you share. I’m curious, what do you call this type of quilting if you were to describe it to a potential customer? Custom? Heirloom? Show quality?

    • I don’t call it show, as I don’t feel I a technically correct quilter. Other than that… I’d probably just call it custom… It’s really the only type of quilting I do and most of my customers know what type of quilting I do, so I don’t really need to explain it 🙂 I hope that makes sense.

  3. Wow! So much detail! About how many hours did it take you to quilt your Skopelos Tile quilt? Do you do every motive across the top ( like all the circles first) ? Or stay in one area and them move on? Just curious…

    • I didn’t keep track of how long it took, so in really not sure 🙂 I tend to work in one area then move on to the next. That way I can see what it is going to look like sooner.

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