Good Morning, Quilters!
Today let’s learn how to quilt an umbrella motif!
(Though if you live in Minnesota, a shovel motif might be more appropriate. Three inches of snow fell over the weekend!)
But hope springs eternal!
The Umbrella Motif
Today’s tutorial, the Open Umbrella motif is sponsored by BERNINA’.
This fun tutorial includes a video.
Using the Umbrella Motif in Quilt Design
The Umbrella motif is perfect for any floral quilt.
Stitch the Open Umbrella as the central element of a block. Or combine the motifs in a row to create a border. By stitching every other motif upside down, the border is very balanced.
Another way to use the umbrella motif is as a background fill. Stitch a loop line between the motifs to fill a large area.
If the design is not full enough for your quilt, add wavy or swirling lines to create a “windy” look.
The Closed Umbrella Motif
If it’s sunny with only a chance of rain…
You might prefer–the Closed Umbrella Motif.
Combine both motifs to create an umbrella border!
(NOTE_Both the Open and Closed Umbrella Motifs may also be found in Free Motion Machine Quilting 1-2-3 (pages 128-132)
How’s the Weather Where YOU Live?
Will YOU be stitching an open umbrella or a closed umbrella this week?
Or will you be stitching a snowman?
Because I drop in with an umbrella or because I’m Practically perfect in every way-LOLOL???
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