Free Motion Friday - Kate's Quilt

FREE MOTION FRIDAY! Happy Friday! I'm at QuiltCon at the moment, but I'm writing this last week before I left. So I'm off quilting! So exciting. But this week:


This is Kate's quilt. She says:

Hi Kathleen!

I've had this top basted and ready to quilt for about 6 months but I am completely stuck on what to do on it. I love your style and would love to see how you would quilt it.



So here we go. We're just going to look at a close up of one block to start.


I've been super obsessed with this shape in triangles recently. I just quilted it onto my Jackson Hole quilt:



These pictures have feathers on the outside of the shape, so I drew that onto the quilt too. We'll get there in a few steps.


First, I quilted this star into the center star. You can see this same shape on the picture of my Jackson hole above. Quilting this like doing a dot-to-dot like this:


We just sew straight lines connecting 1-2, 2-3, and so on, all the way to 8-9.


Then I added back and forth in the background of the star.

I'm so sick of quilting back and forth designs though. It has been my default lately, but I'm just so tired of it. Any dense quilting design here would do.


Here's where I went in and added the feathers. Depending on the scale of this quilt, I may or may not put in the feathers --if there wasn't room, skipping the feathers would be just fine.


Here it is repeated all over the quilt.

Hope you like this one! I had fun with it anyways :D And that's what matters right?

Nikki, from this FMF post, sent me a picture of her finished quilt.

She did a great blog post about her process which you can read here.  I think it turned out fantastic and love those zig-zags. SO MUCH. The day this posts (so, for you, today) I'll be taking a "Zig-zag sampler" free motion quilting class at Quilt-Con, as well as having dinner with Nikki, so it's good timing for this picture.

Remember, if you want your quilt to be part of Free Motion Friday, send a picture to kathleen(at)

Later days! Kathleen.