First a little housekeeping…..
NO! Not dusting….
There has been a lot of discussion in the comment section about marking tools. (ASIDE–always read the comments—great advice from around the world!) I promised to have an Open Line Friday discussion about marking last Friday, but some other tasks got in the way. To be honest, I was on a quilting roll and didn’t want to abandon my sewing machine for my computer!
We will talk about marking tools on Friday. Bring YOUR questions and YOUR answers!
HOW TO MACHINE QUILT THE BEAUTIFUL HOSTA LEAF
(Follow along in More Free Motion Machine Quilting 1-2-3, pages 64-65)
Begin by stitching the Basic Honeycomb, tutorial HERE or on page 134.
Once you’ve completed the Honeycomb “grid” we will add a second “pass” to create the Hosta Leaf.
THE SECOND “PASS”
Stitch through the base of one of the rows and echo stitch the edges.
Stitch another row of echo stitching
Continue adding as many rows as required to fill the hosta leaf.
Then stitch a wavy line through the center of the leaf.
Stitch through the points created while echo stitching and slip through to the next leaf in the row.
And you are on to the next leaf!
Remember –your choice of thread-contrasting or matching–will create different looks for this pattern.
Use contrasting thread to create a focal point and add matching thread to add depth and texture.
While it is snowing and cold in Minnesota, I can only dream of and quilt Hosta Leaves–but alas, that’s what keeps me warm!
What about YOU?
What’s the weather where YOU live?
Do YOU ever quilt to escape the weather?
Do YOU love to look at leaves?
Are YOU ready for the winter version of the Honeycomb? (coming next week!)
Have YOU been doodling?
We’d LOVE to hear!
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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