With temperatures dipping below zero in Minnesota, and schools closed because of extreme weather, perhaps a little “Sea Shore” Quilting will help warm our thoughts (if not our tootsies!)
For the next few weeks we will be working on a variety of sea shell inspired motifs. Each of these patterns, are pretty enough to use on any quilt-not just Nautical or Summer Quilts.
The Sand Dollar free motion quilt motif can be used as a border (see below) or as an all-over or fill pattern.
If stitching the motif as a border, draw two lines or “rails” to keep the motif tidy. (Or use the seam lines of the border as guidelines.)
Stitch a spike at an angle and echo stitch back.
Curve up around the spikes.
To create a Fill or All-over pattern, echo stitch over the Sand Dollar to the next layer and add a Sand Dollar in the groove between Sand Dollars.
This will make more sense as you stitch.
THE MYSTERY QUILT-A-LONG CONTINUES
Last week was Week One of the Mystery free motion quilt-a-long. Read more HERE.
Tomorrow–we begin stitching! (We’ll be talking about thread before we start tomorrow…)
See you then!
Lori and Sally (Sally of seashore fame)
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