Today we’re going to look at how I quilted Whirligig, our latest Stashin’ with Stephanie pattern with an easy loop meander.
This beginner-friendly free motion quilting stitch is great as an all over design. For Whirligig, I wanted something fast, but that I could customize to fit the size of the blocks and quilt the background separately from the print fabrics.
So I loaded the quilt on sideways so I was quilting from top to bottom so I could quilt the entire way across without having to break my thread. Then I quilted the easy loop meander in the background first, traveling at the tips of the triangles so the travel stitch would be invisible.
When I finished quilting the entire background, I switched threads and repeated that process with the print fabrics. I made sure to try to keep the loops in the print fabric the same size as the loops in the background to keep the quilting texture even throughout the top.
I love how this quilt turned out. Since I quilted small loops to match the size of the blocks, I got really dense results in not a lot of time. The texture is just fabulous, but the design was very simple to execute.
Whirligig was designed as part of our Stashin’ with Stephanie subscription club. The pattern is FREE for members, plus they get lots of other exclusive discounts and first dibs on fabric. Learn more and sign up here: https://shop.quiltaddictsanonymous.com/stashin
Supplies we used:
Whirligig Pattern: https://shop.quiltaddictsanonymous.com/product/whirligig-pdf-download/
Whirligig Quilt Kit: https://shop.quiltaddictsanonymous.com/product/whirligig-quilt-kit-lap-sized-feat-josie-jean-from-clothworks/
Josie Jean by Amy Reber for Clothworks: https://shop.quiltaddictsanonymous.com/product-category/fabric/clothworks/josie-jean/?orderby=price-desc
Stashin’ with Stephanie: https://shop.quiltaddictsanonymous.com/stashin