How to Quilt a Honeycomb Leaf-Machine Quilting Tutorial
Good Morning Quilters!
Are YOU ready to quilt? I’m excited about a series of tutorials based on the Honeycomb Motif we learned last week!
(The Honeycomb is also available in More Free Motion Machine Quilting 1-2-3 in the Backgrounds and Fills Chapter, page 134). (See also Hostas, Spring Chapter, page 65)
HOW TO QUILT THE HONEYCOMB LEAF
Begin by marking parallel lines.
(Read How to Draw a Grid for Quilting to see my step-by-step instructions on how to use a stencil to mark quilting lines.)
Add the Honeycomb Motif
Beginning at the bottom of the row, stitch through the tapered area and add an angled line to the right and then closely echo stitch back to the centerline.
Stitch an angled line to the left and back to the centerline.
Continue alternating, right and left to fill the leaf.
Stitch through the taper to begin the next leaf in the row.
Skip a row and stitch another set of Honeycomb Leaves.
Wouldn’t this look great on YOUR next quilt?
Or on a tea towel???
There are several variations of the Honeycomb Leaf...stay tuned! AND
BUSY WEEK AHEAD…
We will doodle a leaf patterns on Thursday
And talk about marking pens on Friday! Bring YOUR questions and answers!!!
Turning over a new (quilting) leaf,
PS…For more fabulous grid and line motifs, as well as tons of quilting tips and tricks—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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9 responses to “How to Quilt a Honeycomb Leaf-Machine Quilting Tutorial”
This is awesome , already to try my hand at this . Thank you.
I looked for the grid template but could not find one like yours.
I’d love to see how to do his horizontally so I can adapt it to my mid arm.
Will be missing you at the International Quilt Festival in Houston later on this week! Keep stretching what we thought were our limits. Figured out how to free motion bolts on a man’s quilt after doodling. Thanks for the inspiration!
Very clever motif! Thanks for sharing it.
I marked a quilting arid about 2 weeks ago. I used a yellow clover marking pen, the marks did not totally disappear even aft washing ???🙃🙃. What would you suggest?
Try this solution: 6 Tbsp rubbing alcohol, 2 Tbsp water & 2 drops of dish soap. I keep this mixture handy in an small bottle or jar (an old pill container works great) & use a small, soft toothbrush to dip & gently rub it in – doesn’t usually take much scrubbing. I find it removes most of the marks I make w/ chalk or pencils, even colored ones.
I loved the honeycomb quilting pattern from the beginning. Way to bump it up another notch. I LOVE IT!