Good Morning, Quilters!
If it weren’t for the Evergreens, Minnesota’s landscape would be pretty bleak by now…
So let’s celebrate their faithfulness with a Tuesday Tutorial!
These motifs are Easy and have Modern flair–but don’t hesitate to use them on any quilt-Modern or Traditional.
THE EVERGREEN-A FREE MOTION QUILT TUTORIAL
Begin by drawing two straight lines 3-1/2 inches apart.
If you would like a snow drift look, re-draw the lines with slight curves. (Drawing the straight lines first, help keep everything look orderly.)
Begin stitching on the bottom line. Stitch a little snow drift, (along the drawn line) then stitch a straight line trunk.
Stitch to the left to create the bottom and then angle up to create the top of the tree.Mirror the left side of the tree, creating a narrow trunk. stitch along the bottom line and begin another tree. Try to tuck some of the trees under the tree before it to create a more interesting look…Make some of the trees small and others tall. Don’t worry if the trunk isn’t directly in the center of the triangle.Continue stitching the entire row. Easy!
Create an Evergreen with boughs by stitching a straight trunk, then adding a swooping line:Swoop (is that a word?) back and forth two or three more times to create the left side of the tree.Stitch the mirror image to complete the tree.
Echo stitch the trees–
Don’t limit yourself to stars–add a variety of “tree toppers”!
Wouldn’t a few trees look great on a mug rug or pincushion? Great gifts!
“Not only green in summer’s heat, but also winter’s snow and sleet…
O Tannenebaum, O Tannebaum,
Of all the trees most lovely.”
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