Did you have time to try The Wave free motion quilt tutorial?
It’s a great summer pattern–and goes perfectly with The Sailboat free motion quilt tutorial.
Add a few Spirals-free motion quilt tutorial…
A little project like this is a great way to practice the tutorials…
- Your work will be improved when you are trying to create a “finished project” rather than a “practice piece”.
- By working on a small project, one learns the motifs without the heavy work of maneuvering a quilt–once you’ve mastered the pattern, THEN it is easier to stitch on a full-sized quilt.
- You learn composition and design from small projects.
- There’s a sense of accomplishment from finishing a small piece without creating any new UFOs–“unfinished objects”
For more nautical-themed ideas: try converting The Sailboat free motion quilt motif into an allover free motion motif
For an applique project : Float My Boat
A popular post : Anchor’s Aweigh!–another small quilt…
Your challenge today: Create a small quilt using two or more of the free motion quilt tutorials, then post to The Inbox Jaunt Flickr group or take a picture with your iPhone and add it to Instagram #theinboxjaunt.
Or add your photo and link here:
Can’t wait to see!
PS…The Sailboat was stitched on Robert Kaufman Kona cotton, Warm and Natural batting with Sulky Rayon on top and Aurifil in the bobbin on a Bernina 820-domestic sewing machine without a stitch regulator.
PPS…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, share, tweet, instagram, pin…with attribution to The Inbox Jaunt. For all other uses, please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org. Thanks!