Good morning, Quilters!
I hope you had time to create a little rose garden using Nora’s Rose free motion quilt tutorial last week…
Today, I have a gorgeous free motion quilt leaf pattern for you: The Feathered Leaf.
This pattern is a Beginner free motion quilt pattern…It can be used on a border or as a background motif...
THE FEATHERED LEAF FREE MOTION QUILT TUTORIAL
Begin by drawing two parallel lines or “rails”. Rails are drawn lines that provide guidelines for our free motion stitching. In the sample below, the lines are two inches apart.
In the middle of the lines, add “tick” marks every four inches. This will be the length of the leaf.
(NOTE: In the sample below, I stitched horizontally from left to right, but you could stitch from right to left or vertically--whichever works best for you and the quilt on which you are working.)
Begin stitching on the first tick mark. Stitch a curvy line and end at the second tick mark and STOP.
Next, stitch close to the wavy line a short distance to create a point, then stitch scallops back to the beginning of the wavy line. Stitch the last scallop to a point at the beginning of the wavy line.
Now stitch the scallops on top of the wavy line…
Again, stitch a point at the right end of the wavy line…That completes the first Feathered Leaf.
Now stitch the next wavy line to begin another Feathered Leaf.
Once the entire row of Feathered Leaves is complete, echo stitch and add a little spiral occasionally.
Stagger the Feathered Leaves in a row to fill a large space.
Or stitch angled Feathered leaves…
In a border…
This is an elegant free motion quilt pattern that would look great on ANY quilt!
TOMORROW: A small quilt featuring The Feathered Leaf in the border…
See you then,
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