Easy as Pie-A Free Motion Quilt Tutorial

Cherry Pie, Free Motion QuiltingGood Morning, Quilters, Doodlers, Bakers, and Pie-Eaters!

Welcome to another Tuesday Tutorial for free motion or long arm quilting!

Last week we stitched the Cheery Cherry .  This week we’re adding a motif that would look “sweet” paired with the cherries and it’s Easy as Pie!

I have a quilt “baking” in my brain using both these motifs, but it still needs more doodling to come to fruition…

Cherry Pie, Free Motion QuiltingEASY AS PIE-FREE MOTION QUILT TUTORIAL

Begin by drawing a rectangle.  For the tutorial below, the rectangle was 5 inches wide and 3-1/2 inches tall.

Begin stitching just above the lower line and approximately 1 inch in from the left side.

Stitch an angled line to create the side of the pie pan.  Next stitch 2 and 1/2 shallow scallops.  Stop here.Cherry Pie, Free Motion QuiltingFrom the center, add three loops 0r vent holes for the pie crust.Cherry Pie, Free Motion QuiltingComplete the top of the crust by finishing the other half of the middle scallop and adding two more.Cherry Pie, Free Motion QuiltingNext, working from right to left, add a few more shallow scallops to create the bottom of the pie crust.Cherry Pie, Free Motion QuiltingEcho stitch the left side of the pie tin then stitch along the bottom line.  Add the right side of the pie tin by stitching up and at an angle and echo stitching to the bottom line.  Stitch over several stitches to create the next pie if you are baking a row of pies.Cherry Pie, Free Motion QuiltingAnother option is to add echo stitching around the top of the pie and adding a few loop embellishments. Cherry Pie, Free Motion QuiltingJulia Child would be so proud!
Cherry Pie, Free Motion QuiltingMy family LOVEs pie and I love making pies…(The only pie I really like to eat is apple pie with lots of ice cream…so really what I like is ice cream and not pie.)

What about YOU?  Would you rather stitch a pie or bake a pie (or eat a pie)?

And what is YOUR favorite kind of pie?

We’d love to hear!

THE COUNTDOWN

Craftsy logo

Just six days till launch on August 10th…did I tell you I did a Craftsy video?

Don’t miss YOUR chance to WIN!!

Divide and Conquer:  Creative Quilting for Any Space (Winner will be announced on August 10, 2015)

Cheerio!

Lori

PS…This tutorial was stitched on my lovely BERNINA 770QE with its gorgeous looking stitch and huge bobbin for extra long sewing…using Aurifil 50 wt cotton in the bobbin and Superior’s Magnifico trilobal polyester on top using a size 80 Topstitch needle.

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, pin and share with attribution to The Inbox Jaunt.  For all other purposes, please contact me at lckennedy@hotmail.com.  Thanks!

 

 

A Creativity Challenge

Bird Mini QuiltGood Morning, Quilters!  Happy Monday!

The CRAFTSY COUNTDOWN CONTINUES

Just ONE WEEK until Divide and Conquer- Creative Quilting for Any Space launches! Seven lessons filled with strategies, tips, motifs, techniques, favorite supplies….All in one video that you can watch and re-watch, bookmark and personalize!

Craftsy, Lori Kennedy

Craftsy, Lori Kennedy

Don’t forget to enter for YOUR CHANCE to WIN…

(The winner will be notified next Monday morning!)

CREATIVITY

It is an  important part of creativity to allow ourselves a little time to “play”–a few minutes or hours every week to try new materials and experiment with ideas.

Even if the process leads to nothing more than scraps for the bin, these experiments help a quilter grow by eliminating some ideas and fostering new ones.Bird Mini QuiltI started this little quilt because I wanted to play with some new embroidery threads and because I have a mountain of “quilt tutorials” and practice pieces for which I’d like to find a use.  Read more HERE

Bird Mini QuiltI also wanted to play with hand embroidery-which I have always enjoyed. (Like many of you, I started my sewing life by embroidering.)Bird Mini Quilt

A CHALLENGE FOR YOU

This week I’d like to challenge YOU to “play” with intention.

  • Is there another hobby or skill you could add to your quilting like painting, embroidery, weaving?
  • Is there a material in your sewing room you could use in a new or novel way?
  • Is there a supply that you would like to buy and experiment with?

Summer is time to play!

INSPIRATION

Please take two minutes to watch this video about the Hokkaido Garden in Japan-it’s a very creative musical approach to a garden.  I know YOU are going to love it!

Happy Stitching!

Lori

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, pin or share with attribution to The Inbox Jaunt.  For all other purposes, please contact me at lckennedy@hotmail.com.  Thanks!