Good Morning, Quilters!
Our Mystery Quilt-a-Long Continues….and is really taking shape this week!
How are your quilts coming along? Please post your photos to Instagram #mysteryQAL @theinboxjaunt.
Also, if you’ve signed up for either of my Craftsy classes, Divide and Conquer or the new class, Doodle to Design, you can post your photos on the class platform as well! We would all love to see them!
By the way…here’s what they are saying about Doodle to Design:
I really enjoyed this class. Even though I have been doing free-motion quilting for a few years now, I learned many new motifs and some good techniques I didn’t know before. Lori explains the designs clearly and shows how to draw them and how to sew them. Excellent class!
Thank you, Cynthia–and all of you who have written reviews!
STITCHING FOUR ROWS THIS WEEK
Last Tuesday, we stitched Rows 6 and 10 HERE
This week we will be stitching Rows 3, 5, 12 and 13.
Rows 3 and 13:
Add three wavy lines to fill the space. Stitch whatever wave comes naturally to you…it might be seven waves like mine, or it might be larger or smaller–we all have a natural movement pattern which determines our natural wave size. Whichever size is natural to YOU will be YOUR smoothest and easiest stitching line. (It has to do with the size of your hands, the length of your arms, how flexible you are, etc.)
Stitch the first line, then echo stitch two more lines, tying off after stitching all three lines.
Use my Flourish or Curlicue Knot to begin and end the stitching.
On a small quilt that is easy to turn in any direction, you can stitch from left to right or from top to bottom. Try both ways and see what you like best…Thinking about these things and trying both will make you a better quilter!
You won’t always have the luxury of being able to rotate the quilt easily, but when you do have the choice, make the most of it!
For Rows 5 and 12:
For Rows 5 and 12–Wavy lines with optional circles.
Stitch the first two rows of wavy lines. As you stitch the third row, add a full circle to at the high point of each wave.
If you aren’t ready for circles, just stitch a plain, wavy line again–it will still look great!
That’s it for this week!
Remember to DOODLE FIRST!
Doodling makes all of your quilting better--and helps you find YOUR natural movement pattern!
Can’t wait to see what YOU create! Post photos!
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