The Sailboat-Free Motion Quilt Project
Did you have time to try The Wave free motion quilt tutorial?
It’s a great summer pattern–and goes perfectly with The Sailboat free motion quilt tutorial.
Add a few Spirals-free motion quilt tutorial…
And a good measure of sunshine…for a perfect little quilt–ready to be bound or framed.
A little project like this is a great way to practice the tutorials…
- Your work will be improved when you are trying to create a “finished project” rather than a “practice piece”.
- By working on a small project, one learns the motifs without the heavy work of maneuvering a quilt–once you’ve mastered the pattern, THEN it is easier to stitch on a full-sized quilt.
- You learn composition and design from small projects.
- There’s a sense of accomplishment from finishing a small piece without creating any new UFOs–“unfinished objects”
For more nautical-themed ideas: try converting The Sailboat free motion quilt motif into an allover free motion motif
For an applique project : Float My Boat
A popular post : Anchor’s Aweigh!–another small quilt…
Your challenge today: Create a small quilt using two or more of the free motion quilt tutorials, then post to The Inbox Jaunt Flickr group or take a picture with your iPhone and add it to Instagram #theinboxjaunt.
Or add your photo and link here:
[inlinkz_linkup id=419357 mode=1]
Can’t wait to see!
PS…The Sailboat was stitched on Robert Kaufman Kona cotton, Warm and Natural batting with Sulky Rayon on top and Aurifil in the bobbin on a Bernina 820-domestic sewing machine without a stitch regulator.
PPS…All tutorials, images and information are the property of Lori Kennedy at The Inbox Jaunt and are intended for personal use only. Feel free to re-blog, share, tweet, instagram, pin…with attribution to The Inbox Jaunt. For all other uses, please contact me at email@example.com. Thanks!
6 responses to “The Sailboat-Free Motion Quilt Project”
Very cute! I love the big sun framing it all…good idea! Would look adorable in my FL house. Thanks!
I was a little confused when I tried the wave yesterday, but today it clicked immediately when I saw it again. Thank you, Lori for another great quilting pattern!
OMGosh..the Anchor’s Aweigh quilt and quilting is darling..love it!!!
I like how you have varied the size of the waves. And that great big sun! I’m not usually a nautical person, but this is very appealing. I may have to change my mind!
Love your tutorials! Please keep them coming!
Thank you for these tutorials. I have been quilting for 25yrs and still need to perfect FM quilting. Also, the Anchor of our Family (Dad) passed away last July. I have several of his cotton shirts and plan to make a memory quilt with anchor theme. He was also in the US Navy during WWII so it all fits for him.