I’m in denial…Heavy snow again! ***sigh***
Back to my sewing room to stitch a garden!
Let’s quilt a climbing vine. Imagine the sun is shining and that vine is climbing all the way to my second story sewing room window. There’s a Robin singing a happy tune: “Whenever that red, red robin comes bob-bob-bobbing along…”
Now we’re in the right frame of mind!
Begin by drawing three vertical parallel lines, equidistant apart.
Begin stitching to the left of centerline. Curl to the right sideline and around the centerline.
Stitch back on the previous line of stitching approximately 3/4 of the curl. (The stitching is shown offset for demo only.)
Begin the next curl. Stitch to the left side line and curl in around the centerline. (The key to remember: always curl in toward the center.)
Stitch on the previous line of stitching, 3/4 of the curl. Stitch just above the adjacent curl, to the right side line and curl into the center.
The Climbing Vine looks great both vertically and horizontally!
And it looks great paired with a straight line motif like The Bow Tie.
I’m feeling warmer already!
What about YOU? Do YOU have a quilt that needs an elegant border?
Is it warm or cold where YOU live?
Have YOU heard any robins yet?
Are you hiding in your sewing room today?
We’d LOVE to hear!
“….You’ll know it’s spring time when that red, red robin comes bob-bob-bobbin along…”
PS…All tutorials, images and information are the property of Lori Kennedy at The Inbox Jaunt and are intended for personal use. Feel free to re-blog, pin or share with attribution to The Inbox Jaunt. For all other purposes, please contact me at email@example.com. Thanks!PS…If you like these motifs and tips, be sure to check out my book, Free Motion Machine Quilting 1-2-3 .