Good Morning, Quilters!
Welcome back to Tuesday Tutorials! I thought a Ghost would be the appropriate motif–since I’ve “ghosted” YOU lately! SORRY!
(In the vernacular of the day…ghosting someone means disappearing without explanation…) My explanation: EXHAUSTION–following my daughter’s wedding!
This motif was inspired by an adorable border created by my friend, Joan…
I will always think of these as “Joan’s Ghosts!” Thank you, Joan!!
HOW TO MACHINE QUILT A GHOST BORDER
This EASY motif can be large or small and is stitched in two “passes”, in other words, two trips along the border are required to create each motif.
Begin by drawing two parallel guidelines to keep the motif straight.
THE FIRST “PASS” OF THE QUILTED GHOST
Begin stitching on the bottom line. Stitch a wavy line–some of the waves can be tall, some short, some skinny, some fat…just like “normal” ghosts–they come in all sizes!
THE SECOND PASS OF THE QUILTED GHOST
Stop at the edge of the border and then work in the opposite direction to complete the Ghastly Ghost Motif.
Add jagged lines–some pointing to the right and some to the left for each ghost.
Overlap the lines if necessary…ghosts are see through so it is normal!
That completes the machine stitching of the Ghastly Ghost.
CREATING GHOST EYES
My friend, Joan hand embroidered black French Knots to create the eyes.
In the samples here, I marked the eyes with chalk and plan to do that later.
I’m also going to experiment with a small dot of bleach to see if that works…
After completing the ghosts, you may want to add The Spooky Fence (p.92 of More Free Motion Machine Quilting 1-2-3)
I like the back of this mini-quilt, too!
BACK TO ROUTINE
It’s been a busy year…
Hopefully the rest of the year will be strictly “routine”!
What about YOU?
Are YOU ready for a little Halloween Fun?
Are YOU working on any Halloween projects?
Do YOU have a costume to wear?
Do YOU stay home to pass the candy?
We’d LOVE to hear about your Halloween “routine”!
PS…For more Halloween and Fall-inspired motifs, be sure to check out MORE Free Motion Machine Quilting 1-2-3...and get a free “trick or treat” with every purchase!!!
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