The Modern Leaf Square-A Machine Quilting Tutorial

Machine Quilting, Lori Kennedy

Good Morning, Quilters!

Over the last several Tuesday Tutorials, we have been adding to our repertoire of motifs that can be used to fill square blocks:

The Basic Block,

The Divided Square

The Square Daisy and

The Square Flower

In all of the Square Block motifs so far, a single element has been repeated along all the axes.

Today’s tutorial, The Modern Leaf Square, we have two different elements:  the leaf and the berry, alternating on the axes.

THE MODERN LEAF SQUARE-A FREE MOTION QUILT TUTORIAL

Begin by drawing diagonal lines across the block, then divide the square horizontally and vertically. Add a small circle in the center.

Begin stitching in the left, upper corner.  Stitch the first half of an oval leaf, ending on the central circle.

Machine Quilting, Lori Kennedy

Stitch over 1-2 stitches, stitch a short straight line along the vertical axis and add a circle.

Machine Quilting, Lori Kennedy

Closely echo stitch back to the central circle.

Machine Quilting, Lori Kennedy

Add a full leaf on the diagonal axis.

Machine Quilting, Lori Kennedy

Stitch over a few stitches, add a circle and the next leaf.

Machine Quilting, Lori Kennedy

Continue working clockwise around the square, alternating leaves and circles.

Complete the first leaf and exit the block.

Stitch in the ditch or seam line to begin quilting the next block.  Or knot off before turning over another Modern Leaf Block.

Machine Quilting, Lori Kennedy

Simple and pretty–thoroughly Modern.

Machine Quilting, Lori Kennedy

Machine Quilting, Lori Kennedy

For a different look, change the placement of the elements:  add the circles on the diagonals and the leaves on the horizontal and vertical axes.

Machine Quilting, Lori Kennedy

Machine Quilting, Lori Kennedy

Or combine both in the same quilt for more interest!

Hope this inspires YOU to get quilting TODAY!!!

Signed,

Thoroughly-Modern-Millori

PS…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, pin or share with attribution to The Inbox Jaunt.  For all other purposes, please contact me at lckennedy@hotmail.com.  Thanks!

Rainbow Fish

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Good Morning, Quilters!

As I was packing up to visit my new grandson in St. Louis, I realized I didn’t have any easy, totable quilting projects!

Now all of YOU know what a crisis that is!!

I grabbed a charm pack of Boundless pre-cuts (5 x 5 inches)…and quickly stitched a background.

(Use my affiliate link HERE to get the best deals on Boundless.)

I added a charm pack of warm colors to my bag and, voila!-instant quilt project, ready to travel!

Pre-cut quilting fabric, fish quilt

Not sure where I’m going with this…but it’s coming along swimmingly!

What about YOU?  Do YOU have a stash of pre-cuts?

My new favorite, “must-have” supply...(‘cuz I’d rather be quilting than cutting!)

“Give a girl a quilt and you warm her for awhile; Teach a girl to quilt and you create a fabric, thread, ruler hoarder,  warm her and her family for a lifetime.”—LCK

Happy Stitching!

Lori

PS…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, pin or share with attribution to The Inbox Jaunt.  For all other purposes, please contact me at lckennedy@hotmail.com  Thanks!