Crawley Bugs-A Free Motion Quilt Tutorial
We’ve been embellishing our flower gardens with flying fauna–The Bumble Bee and The Dragonfly--all created from the Humble Circle…
Today, we are going to add a few creepy-crawley bugs for our garden…The Ambitious Ant and the Curious Caterpillar.
THE AMBITIOUS ANT
Begin by stitching a large, counter-clockwise circle, followed by a smaller clockwise circle.
Stitch over the top of the second circle, and stitch another, smaller circle.
Add two small antenna…
Stitch ON your previous line of stitching to get back to the lower half of the center circle…
Then add six “L” shaped legs. (five legs are okay, too.)
NOTE-In the sample below, the ant is upright. To make the ant walking straight, simple align the first two circles horizontally and add the head slightly above.
Easy–just a series of clockwise and counter-clockwise circles with a set of antenna!
Just add the garden fauna in between any floral motif for a little character and a little free motion quilted “Eye Spy”.
Try The Happy Blossom or The Dizzy Daisy or The Spiral Flower
Now we’re really getting CREATIVE and PERSONALIZING OUR QUILTS!
Fun, Fabulous and Fearless Free Motion Quilting!
Lori Kennedy (nee Crawley–no kidding)
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