Good Morning, Quilters!
Today, our goal is to keep machine quilting fun with four easy quilting motifs! Quilting does not need to be difficult! Many motifs add character AND are easy!
I’ve chosen four motifs that are my favorites (today)—I may need to add to this list in the future.
OOPS! The Rose and Dot Block!
Before we get started…I have been informed that the FREE Rose and Dot block from the Splendid Sampler 2 is no longer available on Pat Sloan’s website. Apparently it was a limited-time offering! I’m sorry. This was my mistake! However…
COMING MONDAY, JUNE 20th–OLFA is celebrating their 40th Anniversary. They will be offering a variation of the Rose and Dot block that I designed for their celebration quilt. I will link to the pattern on Monday as part of their blog hop.
Four Easy Quilting Motifs
This is one of my all-time favorite motifs! It is much easier than stippling and it fills a block or quilt just as easily!
Just like our early cursive handwriting lesson, Beginner Loops stand alone, or combine them to create complex designs!
Spirals are one of my favorite motifs, but they can be challenging to stitch. Instead, try Messy Spirals! Don’t worry about the spacing between the rows, but rather, concentrate on making the shape a circle. Even if the rows cross over each other, the result will be beautiful!
The Twist is also one of the mainstays of my quilting. This easy quilting motif has rhythm. In other words, once you get started, you won’t want to stop! Another nice feature-the Twist can be squeezed or stretched to fill almost any shape!
My daughter, Claire gave birth to a healthy baby boy last week! We now have five grandsons! Amazing! Thank you for your prayers and good wishes.
Are YOU looking for the Airplane Motif? Unfortunately, the photos for this tutorial got lost when we transitioned to LKQ. I will have to re-create the tutorial by stitching and photographing it again. I hope to have it ready in June. If you get American Quilter Magazine, the tutorial was in the magazine in 2018.
On the motif page, we have a section called Fan Favorites. I would love to update it with YOUR favorite motifs. Please leave a comment about the motifs you like and the ones YOU have used most frequently on YOUR quilts!
What about YOU?
Do YOU have a favorite EASY motif?
If I were to write a post entitled, Four MORE Easy Motifs, what motifs would YOU include?
What is the last motif from LKQ that YOU used?
We’d LOVE to hear!
May you always create #quiltswithcharacter!
PPS…All tutorials, images and information are the property of Lori Kennedy Quilts and are intended for personal use only. Feel free to re-blog, pin or share with attribution to LKQ. For all other purposes, please contact me at Lori@LoriKennedyQuilts.com. Thanks!