A Day at The Beach–A Free Motion Quilt Tutorial
Good Morning, Quilters and Quilt Lovers!
Welcome to Tuesday–Free Motion Quilt tutorial day.
The weather…oh the weather!
Well let’s not think about it…Let’s have a day At the Beach!
Today is the third in a series of Seashells. We started with Sand Dollars. Last week we added Oysters and a few variations…
Today we are adding a Whelk...
The Whelk begins like The Oyster:
Stitch a small loop.
Echo stitch back to the beginning.
Add a row of scallop stitches.
Add a double row surrounding the previous row. Then stitch a straight line.
Stitch a long triangle back toward the top of the Whelk. Echo stitch back to the tip.
Stitch from the tip of the Whelk back to the circle. Then Stitch around the seashell. You may also echo stitch all the way around the shell.
Combine the Whelk with the other shells for a complex, but gorgeous fill pattern. The Whelks add a nice contrast to the other motifs.
By the way…you may like to add Sweet Sunshine…many people thought it looked like a Starfish!
Hope the weather where YOU live is ….a Day at the Beach!
The Mystery continues tomorrow…
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15 responses to “A Day at The Beach–A Free Motion Quilt Tutorial”
Love the lettered heading!
when I first looked at the combination photo, I saw sailboats where you stitched whelks,
Dit is so oulik! Sal dit op my kleinseun se boot-kwilt gebruik! Baie mooi!
Love your site – you are so talented, and so generous to take the time to share your knowledge.
I’m curious, do you leave two machines set up – one for quilting the other for piecing? I am thinking of trying to reorg my sewing space to do this. Thoughts?
Definitely. I can convert to FMQ quickly. But I like having the machines set up for different purposes.
Love this! If anything would get me started quilting on my own, this is the design!
TODAY is THE DAY! Go for it!
I love the current series you are doing, and am enthused and motivated to do a quilt with beachy themes for my home. I live a 2 minute walk from a Marine Sanctuary (Rickett’s Point) and it is summer here at present. I usually walk the dogs daily on the beach. I have been praticing a design that may be viewed as a sea urchin, but so far resembles a squashed orange! clearly I don’t have your enviable talents, Lori!
It’s cold and snowy here in the US–can only dream about beautiful beaches like Rickett’s Point!
I love the beach themes!! So cute…can hardly wait to use them on something.
I was just thinking of setting up a couple more machines also…there are a couple projects I would of sneaked in some time on if I didn’t have to swap out my quilting to do it…was on a mission to get Orrin’s football quilt done so feeling behind on everything else!!! I’m almost done on the binding so will be posting soon. 🙂
We are having crazy weather in WY!!! Second day in the 50 and 60’s. Unreal!! Loving it!
Forgot to say how much I love your letter header! So cute!
Ness, please send me a photo of the football quilt–it’s gorgeous!
I see some barnacles too..and also love the heading text.
in the south pacific it’s summer,so this is perfect for me , thanks Lori
So jealous! Enjoy!