Good Morning, Quilters!
Today’s tutorial, How to Quilt a Guitar Motif, is one YOU requested. I am working on creating continuous line designs for motif requests from readers. Please let me know if there is a motif YOU would like to see. No promises, but I will try.
Today we are stitching a Guitar. In this pattern, we are striving for a hand-drawn look. If your motifs aren’t perfect–(mine are not either!)–don’t worry!
If you stitch the essence of a guitar, everyone will read it as a guitar!
Let’s get strumming…
THE GUITAR MOTIF–A MACHINE QUILTING TUTORIAL
Close the base of the guitar and closely echo stitch the left side, stopping below the level of the sound hole.
Stitch a horizontal line and echo stitch back-to create the bridge of the guitar. Then stitch a long vertical line with a rectangle on top.
To create the strings, stitch several closely spaced lines from the head of the guitar (the rectangle) to the bridge.
Stop several stitches above the body of the guitar.
To use the motif as a fill, echo stitch to any place along the guitar to begin another instrument.
This motif is not a “quick and easy” motif-however, with a little doodling it is a great way to add personality to your quilt. A little goes a long way. You don’t need to fill an entire quilt with a guitar motif. Use this motif to fill a central square or a corner block where it will get the most visibility.
What about YOU?
Are YOU musical?
Do YOU play the guitar or any other instrument?
Do YOU have a motif you would like to learn?
We’d LOVE to hear!
Tomorrow–BIG CHANGES in my Sewing Studio!!!
May YOUR stitches be musical,
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