Decorating Easter Eggs with Free Motion Quilting–A Tutorial

Easter Eggs, FMQ, Tutorial

With Easter less than a week away–it’s time to start decorating eggs!   I’d like to say this is a less messy version of traditional egg decorating, but if you took one glance at my sewing studio…

Start by sketching an oval on paper to use as a pattern…Then draw several eggs on to your fabric–rotating them at different angles.  You might like to overlap the eggs and tuck a few behind the rest…

Easter Eggs, FMQ, Tutorial

Easter Eggs, FMQ, Tutorial

In order to stitch the eggs, begin at the top and stitch all the way around and back to your starting point.  Be bold!  If you hesitate at all, you’ll end up with a bumpy egg–see below:

Easter Eggs, FMQ, Tutorial

For the basic egg, begin with a small circle at the top..then just stitch curves right to left, back and forth to give the egg contour…

Easter Eggs, FMQ, Tutorial

If you’re feeling a little more adventurous…add a spiral at the top…

Easter Eggs, FMQ, Tutorial

and then add scallops.  Try to keep the scallops following your contour lines.

Easter Eggs, FMQ, Tutorial

Now that was fun, so let’s add loops!

Easter Eggs, FMQ, Tutorial

…and why not swirls?

Easter Eggs, FMQ, Tutorial

But don’t stop there…

Easter Eggs, FMQ, Tutorial

Easter Eggs, FMQ, Tutorial

In less time than it takes to make an omelet, you’ll have a dozen Easter eggs embellished!

Easter Eggs, FMQ, Tutorial

Now we need an Easter Bunny to hide our gorgeous eggs…

Easter Eggs, FMQ, Tutorial

Tomorrow:  Free Motion Quilted Bunnies

29 thoughts on “Decorating Easter Eggs with Free Motion Quilting–A Tutorial

  1. You are so generous to give us these lessons!! I have been doing more free motion playing since finding your blog. Thank you!! And Happy Easter!

  2. Love the egg designs! You are so clever, I would never have thought about quilting eggs………. and no calories.

  3. What a great idea. I can see doing this on a table runner. Must get busy if I’m to get it done for Easter Sunday dinner.

  4. I have just discovered your blog and this is my kind of Easter egg decorating! These are so very cute. Thank you for sharing. I am definitely a new follower!

  5. Pingback: Quick Like a Bunny | The Inbox Jaunt

  6. Pingback: Sew Thankful Sunday - Easter 2013! - The Crafty Quilter

    • I am thrilled that you are inspired by this work. I am so glad our paths have crossed. Please check back often–Tuesdays are tutorial days and I have so much more planned!

  7. Amazing! I’ve just found your blog from The Crafty Quilter’s feature, and I’m pinning this lovely post. I’ll be back to read more as soon as I can!

  8. Pingback: Vary The Maypop Leaf for YOUR Next Quilt | The Inbox Jaunt

  9. Pingback: Free Motion Quilting Easter Eggs | The Inbox Jaunt

Comments are closed.