Where does the time go? Is it already Wednesday? Did I sleep through Tuesday?
I just ran out of hours!
(or more likely, out of energy…sigh…)
This week our “Tuesday Tutorial is a “Wednesday Tutorial”!
I think you will find it worth the wait!
But one more thing before we get started…
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This is a great opportunity to check out all three of my videos and try something you might not otherwise…
Who needs to sleep????
A NEW LEAF MACHINE QUILTING TUTORIAL
The New Leaf gets its name because it is a variation of an old favorite, The Basic Leaf.
I was stitching the Basic Leaf recently and discovered a simpler way to create this beautiful motif.
To mix it up a bit, we will overlap the leaves as a background fill motif, though you could use as a border motif as well.
Begin by stitching a tapered scallop. (One of the Six Essential Doodles found in my new book!)
Add a mirror-image tapered scallop, leaving a small opening at the bottom.
Next stitch a line through the center of the leaf.
Now here is where we change it up…In the Basic Leaf, we stitched the veins on the right side of the leaf then the left side. I discovered it was much easier to to bounce back and forth from right to left.
Begin by stitching from the centerline to the right side of the leaf, then back to the centerline.
Stitch from the centerline to the left side and back…
Continue to alternate-right and left to fill the leaf.
Echo stitch the leaf to begin a new leaf anywhere on the edge to create a NEW LEAF!
What about YOU?
Have YOU found a faster or better way to do something lately?
Have YOU turned over a New Leaf?
Do YOU ever feel like you’ve slept through a day? (or a year?)
We’d LOVE to hear!
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