I’ve been following along on Leah Day’s Blog – The Free Motion Quilting Project. She posted a design called “Circuit Board” and I was excited to see it because it was very similar to a free motion design I had stitched on a quilt I made for my oldest son last year.
I wanted to add some texture to the Spaceship block I made for him (which he designed several years ago. ) I didn’t have a name for this free-motion design, but now I do!
I really do love quilts with lots of texture and I’ve been having fun trying out different designs and breaking away from stippling. The circuit board quilting is very easy to do – it’s like stippling but with straight lines and 90 degree angles instead of curves. I also added some straight lines to the rocket for more texture.
I was very excited with how this quilt turned out. I entered it into my guild’s quilt show in 2011 and it took a second place ribbon. Yay for me (and my son)!
8 thoughts on “Spaceship Circuit Board Quilting”
Brilliant boys quilt, the free-motion quilting looks great. Congrats on the prize you got for it. Your son must be proud of his mum.
Very cute – and nice stitching too!
Awesome quilt! Love the red planet in the corner. I love how you did your stars too!
Thanks for the comments! This really was a fun quilt to make. The thing that took the longest was all the background quilting around the stars. You can’t really see it but every single inch of that darn quilt was covered in tiny stitching.
This is adorable, love the space theme!
Such an adorable quilt!
What a lovely quilt. Great variation on the star block. Love it!
What a wonderful quilt!