Last Tuesday, we worked on the sweet little confection, Ribbon Candy Free Motion Quilt tutorial. I hope you’ve had a chance to give it a try!
Today, we are going to look at several ways to turn the corner with this pattern.
RIBBON CANDY CORNERS
Begin by drawing the corner. The sample is for a 1-1/2 inch border.
Stitch the first “pass” of stitching. At the corner, stitch a very deep curve–almost a teardrop shape. The teardrop should be almost closed toward the center and skim the 1/2 inch mark in the outer corner.
Frequently, I use the corner as an opportunity for “Design Options”.
Add an embellishment that resembles the border in some way…(See the Squiggle Square Tutorial HERE.)
- your name
- the recipient’s name
- the date…
- a coordinating pattern
- a single motif
While it’s always nice to continue a border pattern around the corner, sometimes it’s just too difficult.
Don’t hesitate to use the corners for other fun motifs. It adds visual interest!
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NOTE-This sample was stitched on Kona cotton fabric, with Warm and Natural batting, using Sulky Rayon thread on top and Aurifil cotton 50 wt in the bobbin with a Schmetz 90 Topstitch needle on my Bernina 820–without a stitch regulator while wearing Eyebob glasses!
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