I spent the day fighting off a tidal wave of paperwork–Argh! The good news….now I can Quilt without Guilt!
Fortunately, we don’t have to look far to find quilting inspiration these days– The Fall colors are peak here in Minnesota and we’ve had some sunny skies to accompany the glorious color.
Today’s free motion quilt tutorial: The Oak Leaf and The Acorn
The Oak Leaf, like most nature motifs, is very forgiving. Most lines in nature are not perfect nor perfectly symmetrical, so even if your stitching is off a bit, The Oak Leaf will still look fabulous (I promise!).
Begin stitching a short stem. Then add curved petal, followed by a larger curved petal.
On the top, add a flame-shape.
I am working on a small quilt using The Oak Leaf and Acorn and should have it ready for you to see next week.
In the mean time, give this pattern a try on YOUR next quilt–no need to squirrel it away–there’s plenty more tutorials coming every week!
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For some colorful inspiration and a photography trick for great tree photos, you might also like The Glorious Colors of Autum.
Also, other free motion quilt tutorials for fall that you might like:
- Braided Wheat-A Free Motion Quilt Tutorial
- The Perfect Pumpkin a Free Motion Quilt Tutorial
- The Spider Web
Nuts-About-Free Motion Quilting,
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