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Welcome to Tuesday…and a new Free Motion Quilt Tutorial!
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LINES AND SPIRALS
Some motifs are really just a combination of other motifs. That is the case with Lines and Spirals. This simple combination of two motifs creates a very complex looking (but easy to stitch!) quilt motif.
One of the reasons this motif is easy to stitch is because it has logical places to stop.
- To adjust the fabric.
- To think about where to go next.
- To take a drink of water…(or whatever makes YOU more creative…???)
Wherever one stops while quilting, the stitch will be just a bit uneven and those uneven stitches are more obvious on long or curvy lines. However, if one stops at a corner or a point, it is easier to disguise slight stitch deviations.
(These are little fine points that can make a BIG difference in your quilting!)
STITCHING LINES AND SPIRALS
Lines and Spirals make a very modern, geometric pattern. The combination looks great on any boy’s quilt or modern quilt. I have also used this combo on a nautical quilt and a floral quilt: Leaves on Linen–so don’t limit yourself!
To begin, stitch a few parallel lines. (in the sample below the lines are approximately 3/4 inch long.
Add a spiral:
Stitch a straight line around the spiral:
Then keep building the pattern by adding straight lines and more spirals.
By repeating the same series of lines and spirals, the look will be very uniform.
A random combination is lovely too!
This is an easy motif to make large or small, so add it to any quilt…
Just remember–Don’t twist your quilt while you’re stitching…
Lot’s more quilting this week…
AND Mother’s Day is this weekend!
PS…This tutorial was stitched with Superior’s Magnifico-trilobal polyester on top and Aurifil cotton in the bobbin on Kona cotton and Warm and Natural batting on my BERNINA 820 without a stitch regulator.
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