Today’s Tuesday Tutorial is inspired by the many beautiful fall grasses that grow in the gardens across Minnesota. Karl Foerster is one of my favorites…
Braided Wheat would look great on any fall-inspired quilt and though it looks complicated, it’s easy once it is broken down into steps. After a few practice doodles, you will get into a little see-saw rhythm and be able to stitch this very quickly.
Begin by drawing three evenly spaced lines or “rails”. In the sample below, the lines are 3/4 inch apart.
Begin stitching on the center rail. Stitch up a few stitches, curve toward the left rail, stitch along the rail several stitches, then stop.
Reverse directions and stitch down toward the center rail. Stitch a loop on the center rail. (I’m a little off in the photo below–oops!)
This pattern looks complicated, but with a little practice, it is easy to stitch. It is my new favorite border and I hope it will find a home on your next quilt.
Tomorrow is Work In Progress Wednesday--please stop by to see Braided Wheat on a small piece I am quilting...
Until then, Keep Doodling!
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