Good Morning, Quilters and Happy Tuesday! With just eight days until Christmas, I know you have a lot to do…but please take 15 minutes to give this pretty pinecone a try. If you don’t have time to stitch it, doodle it! This motif would look great on anything you are making for Christmas, but don’t limit yourself…Wouldn’t it look great on a quilt for your cabin?
This pattern begins a little differently than most of our motifs. Instead of drawing straight line “rails”, we begin by drawing circles. I used a two inch circle from this special drafting tool I found at the office supply store, but use whatever is around–your coffee mug, a CD or DVD…or one of the patterns from the ornament tutorial last week…(see the tutorial HERE). The circle is just a guideline for the top of the pinecone. In nature, some pinecones are round, but others are elongated.
Stitch a row of scallops back to the right side of the pinecone, contouring down in the center. (See more about contouring HERE.)
PS…There’s a lot more quilting to come in 2013….however, this is the last Tuesday Tutorial until January!
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