Good Morning, Quilters!
I LOVE FREE MOTION QUILTING!
Okay, I just had to get that out there…I wasn’t sure if you knew…
Here’s why…Once you get the “driving part”–speed and control figured out–you can make so many cool patterns and motifs!
Last week we worked on Henry’s Trucks …
Which were a derivative of The Race Car.
And the week before, we worked on Ribbon Candy Two
Which was a variation of Ribbon CandyToday, we will be learning the most complex Ribbon of all…
The GOOD news—Today’s Ribbon ONLY LOOKS COMPLICATED!
It is easy to stitch!
The TRICK is–practice Ribbon Candy Two (Blue photo above) first!
So let’s get started!
THE COMPLICATED-LOOKING RIBBON-FREE MOTION QUILT TUTORIAL
Begin by drawing two parallel lines.
In the samples below, the lines are 1-1/2 inch apart. Use any spacing that suits YOUR quilt–this motif works well in any size.
Begin stitching in between the two lines. I like to start with a curlicue knot (or flourish knot).
Curl gently to the top line, sweep the top line and curve gently downwards.
The general direction of the stitching is down and to the left
Next, sweep the bottom line, then curve up and to the left
For THIS motif…we just do it MORE
As we curve UP and to the LEFT we cross over into the previous Ribbon
The WORDS make it more complicated than it is…
JUST DO-odle IT!
(Hey, that could be my new motto–like NIKE!)
Once you get the hang of it…
Try graduating from small to large…
Then combine in a row…
Are we having FUN yet???
I hope YOU are…because I am...and there’s so much more to come…
Everyone together now….
I LOVE FREE MOTION QUILTING!!!
Oh my gosh, I have to turn the volume on my computer down!
YOU are amazing!!!
Happy Happy Stitching,
PS…The tutorial above was stitched on my BERNINA 770QE with gorgeous stitches, on Robert Kaufman’s Kona cotton, using Aurifil cotton 50 wt thread in the bobbin and Sulky 40 wt Rayon (love that sheen!) as my top thread.
For videos of many tons of tips like the Flourish knot and dozens of motifs–see my Craftsy Video: Divide and Conquer: Creative Quilting for Any Space. It has received all FIVE STAR REVIEWS…and it is jam-packed with information, motifs and inspiration!
PS…All tutorials, images and information are the property of Lori Kennedy at The Inbox Jaunt and are intended for personal use only. Feel free to re-blog, pin or share with attribution to The Inbox Jaunt. For all other purposes, please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org. Thanks!