Decorating Easter Eggs with Free Motion Quilting–A Tutorial
With Easter less than a week away–it’s time to start decorating eggs! I’d like to say this is a less messy version of traditional egg decorating, but if you took one glance at my sewing studio…
Start by sketching an oval on paper to use as a pattern…Then draw several eggs on to your fabric–rotating them at different angles. You might like to overlap the eggs and tuck a few behind the rest…
In order to stitch the eggs, begin at the top and stitch all the way around and back to your starting point. Be bold! If you hesitate at all, you’ll end up with a bumpy egg–see below:
For the basic egg, begin with a small circle at the top..then just stitch curves right to left, back and forth to give the egg contour…
If you’re feeling a little more adventurous…add a spiral at the top…
and then add scallops. Try to keep the scallops following your contour lines.
Now that was fun, so let’s add loops!
…and why not swirls?
But don’t stop there…
In less time than it takes to make an omelet, you’ll have a dozen Easter eggs embellished!
Now we need an Easter Bunny to hide our gorgeous eggs…
Tomorrow: Free Motion Quilted Bunnies
29 responses to “Decorating Easter Eggs with Free Motion Quilting–A Tutorial”
You are so generous to give us these lessons!! I have been doing more free motion playing since finding your blog. Thank you!! And Happy Easter!
Amazing! You have the greatest ideas and make it all look so easy…thanks for sharing your talents and helping me to find my own creativity!
Thanks for your kind words, Ferne! I’m am thrilled that you are having fun with free motion quilting!
You are so welcome! I’m glad you are doing more free motion–it can be so much fun. Please help me spread the word!
Love the egg designs! You are so clever, I would never have thought about quilting eggs………. and no calories.
Boy, are those cute! Very inspiring.
What a great idea. I can see doing this on a table runner. Must get busy if I’m to get it done for Easter Sunday dinner.
They are very quick and easy–If you do get started on a tablerunner–leave room for the Easter Bunnies–tutorial tomorrow!
For me this unique and one of a kind. Great job. http://projectsbyMtetar.wordpress.com
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You’re welcome, Mtetar
you should do a book!
Lori, these are so awesome!
I have just discovered your blog and this is my kind of Easter egg decorating! These are so very cute. Thank you for sharing. I am definitely a new follower!
Those are great! Thanks for sharing.
Hope you have time to give them a try!
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Thanks so much for the “shout out”!
You have captured my heart! This is what I was wanting all along (in the back of my mind). Thanks for sharing; I’m inspired!!
I am thrilled that you are inspired by this work. I am so glad our paths have crossed. Please check back often–Tuesdays are tutorial days and I have so much more planned!
Amazing! I’ve just found your blog from The Crafty Quilter’s feature, and I’m pinning this lovely post. I’ll be back to read more as soon as I can!
I’m delighted that you are here and we’ve had this opportunity to “meet”. Thanks for pinning-that really helps me!
Thank you for this great tutorial! I will be “studying” your blog the next days! I am looking forward to it!
Woohoo! So very glad you found us! Can’t wait to see your Easter eggs!