Good Morning, Quilters, Doodlers and Exercise Fanatics!
It’s Day 2 in our Run (Walk, Crawl) for the Roses! Whatever YOUR fitness level, there’s alway a way to MOVE MORE-so join the challenge and earn YOUR chance to win the lovely Rose Vase Quilt. Read more HERE
No excuses! MOVE MORE today!
THE NAUTICAL SAMPLER
Our nautical sampler is filling in quickly now.
As of right now, the top of your quilt should have Rows 1, 3, 5, 6 and 7 stitched and the quilt should look like this:
Today we are going to fill in Rows 2 and 4 and learn a little trick for spacing larger motifs.
Row 4 is a one inch space in between two wavy lines.
Add my favorite motif, The Star or Snowflake, to Row 4.
This motif looks like a Star or a Snowflake depending on the context of the quilt. I love stitching it because it has a nice rocking rhythm while sewing. (sounds weird, I know…but wait until YOU try it!)
For Row 2 we are going to stitch four large Spirograph Suns–(simplified versions)
Whenever stitching a large motif, it is a good idea to do a little ciphering to make sure you don’t end up with a half of a motif in the row.
For this quilt we will stitch four full sun motifs in the row.
To divide the space evenly (without measuring) use a measuring tape and place it along the width of the quilt and hold the end point.
Fold the tape in half….
Then in half again.
Give the folds a good pinch to create a crease.
Then mark the quilt on the crease lines.
In this quilt, the math would have been easy as the width was sixteen inches…but it isn’t always this simple and the creasing method works great for odd sizes.
Once the four rectangles are marked, add a “tick mark” in the center of each box. The tick mark will help center each Sun motif within the rectangle.
Stitching the Sun
Begin stitching on the top line of the rectangle, stitch past the tick mark, then stitch three half circles.
Add five triangles around the center of the Sun, finish on the top line. (For more photos and directions, see The Spirograph Sun Tutorial HERE)
Stitch along the top line to begin the next motif.
TWO WEEKS TO GO!
Next week we will fill in Row 8 and Row 9
The following week we will add the border and put the finishing touches on our Sampler Quilt!
I love it already!
Isn’t it amazing how a few minutes of stitching, done consistently, produces something delightful!
Sounds like another project we’re working on….
Remember: Our goal is Quilt/Exercise Balance–Exercise more, and reward yourself with a little quilting!
How are YOU going to juggle everything today?
We’d LOVE to hear!
Another 4 mile Walk/Jog for me today!
Lori’s Yoga and YOU!
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