Good Morning, Quilters!
Welcome to Tuesday–It’s time for another free motion (or long arm) quilting tutorial.
We’re flying high with a fun motif.
This modern, whimsical motif would look great on any quilt. While it is clearly more modern, I love when quilters add a little surprise in their more traditional quilts. A kite would be so unexpected stitched in a traditional quilt. (NOTE to Self–try some samples of kites and feathers…)
What about YOU? are you up for a little free motion challenge?
THE KITE-A FREE MOTION QUILT TUTORIAL
This motif looks great stitched in any size and with small and large kites all together. For this sample, draw three lines, one inch apart.
I stitched this motif from the bottom toward the top.
Begin stitching the kite string first. On the middle line, stitch a wavy kite string, then stitch the kite tail by stitching a loose Twist motif.
Stitch up a few more stitches.
Add the kite shape–anything close will look great.
Stitch a straight line into the center.
Stitch the left, echo stitch back to the center.
Stitch to the top, echo stitch back to the center.
Stitch down and out of the kite.
Echo stitch around one side of the kite and begin the next kite string–adding loop-de-loops to travel to the next motif.For the background filler below, stitch alternating rows of large and small kites-This gives the look of some kites being farther away.
THE PAT SLOAN SHOW
Thank you to all of you who joined me yesterday on the allpeoplequilt Podcast. (If you missed it, you can listen All People Quilt). It was a lot of fun to talk to Pat about a variety of quilt topics…but we didn’t get around to “the reveal”–so we’ll talk about one of my BIG PROJECTS tomorrow…I’m SO excited and I hope YOU will be too!
There’s a lot more quilting this week!
…Up where the air is clear…
PS…This tutorial was stitched with Sulky Rayon 40 wt on top and Aurifil cotton 50wt in the bobbin on my BERNINA 820 without a stitch regulator. Warm and Natural cotton batting, Kona cotton fabric.
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