Good Morning, Quilters and Welcome Back to another episode of Tuesday Tutorials! (If you’ve missed any episodes, you can find re-runs HERE.)
I hope you enjoyed yesterday’s show: The Paper Pieced Heron Pattern from Peggy…I can’t wait to give it a go! Not until after THE Wedding….
I have an absolutely gorgeous pattern for you today- a beginner border that will look fab on any quilt! Bunting Bonanza would look great on a “girly” quilt, but it would look equally great on a patriotic quilt.
THE BUNTING BONANZA TUTORIAL
Begin by drawing two “rails”. If your quilt has a border-you don’t need to draw the “rails”. Use the size of the border and fill it in…. In the sample below, the drawn lines, or “rails” are two inches apart.
Next, draw “tick” marks on the top line…This helps keep each swag the same size. In the sample below, the “tick” marks are three inches apart.
Begin stitching on the top rail. Stitch a shallow curved line, flattening out at each end.
Now stitch back to the first line, adding a little more depth to the curve in the middle.
As you stitch from left to right this time, add scallops. Try to make the center scallop a little bigger than the rest…but don’t fret about this too much. Depending on the size of the “swag” you may have more than five scallops.
Repeat this pattern for a lovely border…
Or…Sweep back to your starting point again…
And then back to the right again with scallops…
For a more DELUXE border!
You can “doll it up” even more with a circle and drop down ribbons between each swag.
When you come to a corner… add The Pretty Bow or a different embellishment.
Corners are a chance to be creative!
NOTE: One of the keys to success with this pattern: Do not overlap stitches at the ends…this leads to thread build up.
This tutorial was stitched on Kona cotton with Aurifil 50wt cotton thread in the bobbin and Sulky Rayon on top using a Schmetz 90 Topstitch needle on my Bernina 820 without a stitch regulator.
YOUR NEXT QUILT
I hope this Beautiful Bunting Bonanza makes it to your next quilt…and when it does, I’d love to see it!
Signed with Swag,
PS…It’s wedding countdown time…Again, please be patient if I’m a little lax about blogging. I promise to have all the Tuesday Tutorials, but beyond that…no promises…
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