Let's try a simple, beginner machine quilting design today - Pointy Paisley Pile Up! Learn how to quilt this design in this quilting tutorial on two machines:
Tools and supplies from this quilting tutorial:
Tips for Quilting Pointy Paisley Pile Up
This design is pretty messy, but that can be a really good thing for beginning quilters! If you're needing a design to just practice forming triangle shapes, echoing, and getting your stitches the same size, Pointy Paisley Pile Up will be a great design to try.
Once you get some practice quilting these overlapping shapes, you'll be ready to tackle Pointy Paisley, which is a really fun, really beautiful quilting design!
Where Should We Quilt Pointy Paisley Pile Up in Our Quilts?
This design is very busy and there's two schools of thought in quilting:
- Quilt plain areas with busy quilting designs
- Quilt busy quilts with busy designs
In this case, quilting an open, plain area of your quilt with Pointy Paisley Pile Up might add a bit too much chaos to a calm area.
Personally I think this design will look great on a busy quilt. Match busy with busy and stitch the Pointy Paisley shapes really big so they cover lots of space each.
You can also make the design more or less overlapping as you desire. If you don't like the look of the shapes randomly stacked, you could stitch it only slightly overlapped. Same design, just a bit more tame.
Where do you plan to quilt this design? Share your ideas in the comments below!
Let's go quilt,