Today we are going to learn how to quilt an Airplane motif-but while YOU are tossing your carry-on in the overhead bin and tightening you seatbelt we will pause for a brief commercial….
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The plane is already de-iced, so we are ready to take off…
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PATTI’S PLANE-AN AIRPLANE MACHINE QUILTING MOTIF
Begin by stitching a vertical figure eight.
Add a scallop and a triangle tail.
Stitch a straight line and a small scallop.
Extend the scallop at an angle and create a rounded triangle wing.
Stitch over the scallop (closely echo stitching) and continue stitching to the front of the plane.
Stitch along the first scallop and add a right angle triangle to create the pilot’s window. (Hi Patti!)
Stitch along the top of the plane and add a rounded triangle to create the other wing.
Closely echo stitch the top of the plane and add scallop clouds or swirls to travel to the next plane motif.
Once you are comfortable with the basic plane, add your own variations-like windows and stripes or other embellishments.
Nothing but blue skies as far as the eye can see!
This motif would make a great border or background fill!
If you doodle first you’ll avoid all tailwinds!
I can’t wait to add this to a quilt!
What about YOU?
Do YOU like to fly?
Do YOU have a trip planned?
Do YOU have a border or block just waiting for this airplane motif?
We’d LOVE to hear!
Your quilt pilot,
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