Good Morning, Quilters and Quilt Lovers!
Welcome to Tuesday–Free Motion Quilt tutorial day.
The weather…oh the weather!
Well let’s not think about it…Let’s have a day At the Beach!
Today is the third in a series of Seashells. We started with Sand Dollars. Last week we added Oysters and a few variations…
Today we are adding a Whelk...
The Whelk begins like The Oyster:
Stitch a small loop.
Echo stitch back to the beginning.
Add a row of scallop stitches.
Add a double row surrounding the previous row. Then stitch a straight line.
Stitch a long triangle back toward the top of the Whelk. Echo stitch back to the tip.
Stitch from the tip of the Whelk back to the circle. Then Stitch around the seashell. You may also echo stitch all the way around the shell.
Combine the Whelk with the other shells for a complex, but gorgeous fill pattern. The Whelks add a nice contrast to the other motifs.
By the way…you may like to add Sweet Sunshine…many people thought it looked like a Starfish!
Hope the weather where YOU live is ….a Day at the Beach!
The Mystery continues tomorrow…
PS…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, pin with attribution to The Inbox Jaunt. For all other purposes, please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org. Thanks!