Good Morning, Quilters and Quilt-Lovers!
Today’s tutorial: Woodgrain is a motif I saw while reviewing a book for Molly Hanson of SewWrongSewRight.
Molly’s book, Free Motion Quilting for Beginners (and those who think they can’t) will be released very soon.
(Later this week we will review Molly’s book and ONE LUCKY READER of The Inbox Jaunt will win an e-book version of Molly’s book!)
WOODGRAIN-A STEP BY STEP TUTORIAL:
Begin by drawing a few straight lines. The lines will serve as a reference to keep motif relatively straight.
Start at the bottom of the quilt and stitch a wavy line. Echo stitch back down.
Stitch another wavy line, shorter or longer than the previous line of stitching. Echo back to the bottom.
NOTE: Avoid ending the wavy lines at the same height. This looks unnatural.
After adding several lines add a “knot”. Instead of echo quilting, add a pointy spiral.
Spiral in, then spiral out again.
After stitch the spiral, stitch to the bottom line and begin adding echo lines again. Continue this way from left to right until the width of the quilt is stitched.
Then begin stitching back to fill in the area above the first set of stitches.
This is a very forgiving motif. The lines are very irregular and mistakes are easily hidden-just like in nature.
I have a project I stitched with Wood grain that was inspired by a project in Molly Hanson’s new book.
A book review and a GIVEAWAY.
Another busy week…
Lori the Lumberjack,
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