Good Morning, Quilters!
Learn how to quilt a cloud today!
As YOU read this, I am in the clouds, winging my way back to Minnesota after vacationing in Italy!
I’m sure I’ll have so much to tell when I get home…
But I didn’t want YOU to miss a Tuesday Tutorial!
Marking the Fabric
Begin by drawing several parallel lines, different widths apart. In the sample below, the lines are 2-3 inches apart. I used a ruler and one of my favorite marking tools, the Clover chalk wheel.
Quilt a Cloud, Step One
Begin by stitching on one of the drawn lines. Stitch along the line, then add scallops to create a cloud. Stitch along the line and add another scalloped cloud. Try to keep the clouds realistic by creating different shapes and sizes.
Once you get to the end of the row, stitch from right to left and echo stitch the clouds.
Stitch down to the next row or knot off. Stitch down, if you can hide the stitches in a seam, and knot off if you can’t. Otherwise you will have a messy line between the rows-see photo below.
Begin to stitch the next row of clouds in the same way.
Continue stitching the clouds until all of the rows are complete.
Or just leave it as is. This is a simple, but pretty way to quilt a cloud.
Fill in for “Pop”
If you would like to see the clouds really pop, add more quilting.
Start on one side of the quilt and add horizontal wavy lines. Echo stitch the wavy lines and fill in the space around the clouds.
Add an occasional spiral.
And add circles.
Circles and spirals add more interest to the clouds and give it a turbulent look!
While I prefer a sunny day, I LOVE a cloudy quilt!
May YOUR day be filled with quilted clouds and sunny days!
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