Good Morning, Quilters!
Thank you for your enthusiastic response to yesterday’s post, Published!
Being part of 180 Doodle Quilting Designs was really exciting…Now I can’t wait to see my tutorials in print–the Tuesday Tutorial way Spring, 2017!
Today we have a great grid design. It would be a great background or texture for any quilt. We will stitch this by marking a grid, but it could easily be adapted for stitching a patchwork quilt–using the blocks as the grid.
STICKS AND STONES-A MACHINE QUILTING TUTORIAL
Use any grid to mark your fabric.
I chose a one-inch grid and marked my fabric with a Clover chalk wheel.
The grid is from The Stencil Company.
When you draw the grid, think of four squares together as one “block”. This will make more sense as we go along.
Begin stitching in the corner. Stitch a straight line, stopping short of the intersection of the “block”
Stitch a circle–one and 1/2 revolutions.
Stitch to the corner of the first block.
Begin the next block: stitch a straight line, ending before the center of the block.
Stitch a circle, one and 1/2 revolutions.
Continue until the first row is complete, then stitch down the side. Stitch down two squares (one block).
Continue until all the rows in one direction are complete.
Your quilt should look like this:
Then begin stitching perpendicular to the first set of rows.
As you reach the circle, stitch on the previous line of stitching.
Drop down on the sidelines like before.
Stitch all the rows in the same manner.
The design begins to take shape!
This fills a quilt rather quickly!
HOW TO USE STICKS AND STONES, MACHINE QUILTING TUTORIAL
I could imagine a large pillow or a small quilt with nothing but this texture!
Think about all the thread and fabric color combinations.
This was stitched on Kona cotton (Robert Kaufman) with my fave, Sulky Rayon 40wt (with Aurifil 50 wt cotton in the bobbin)…
Wouldn’t silk or linen or wool fabric look great–with wool or heavy weight cotton thread…
Hmmm…I think I have some silk somewhere….
Sew many ideas…sew little time!
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