Twelve Steps to Free Motion Quilting

Machine Quilting, Lori Kennedy

Good Morning, Quilters! One of YOUR favorite blog posts is The Seven Steps to Free Motion Quilting which I wrote over three years ago. Today, you will find the Updated, Revised and Overall Improved—-Twelve Steps to Free Motion Quilting—with more explanations … Continue reading

The Dog Bone Machine Quilting Tutorial

Dog Bone, Quilt Tutorial, Lori Kennedy

Good Morning, Quilters and Dog-Lovers!

My two Australian Shepherds, Ruby and Roxie,  have been rather frustrated that I have a feline tutorial (see the Cool Cat Here), but I have yet to throw them an FMQ bone.

Today’s tutorial is my response…

Australian Shepard in snow

Dog Bone, Quilt Tutorial, Lori Kennedy

The Dog Bone Free Motion Quilt Tutorial

This is a very easy motif that can used as a background fill or as a border.

Begin by stitching a 3/4 circle and then a straight line.Dog Bone, Quilt Tutorial, Lori KennedyAdd a partial heart shape…
Dog Bone, Quilt Tutorial, Lori Kennedy

Stitch another parallel line and close the left side of the bone.

Dog Bone, Quilt Tutorial, Lori Kennedy To stitch another bone, add a loop-de-loop line…

Dog Bone, Quilt Tutorial, Lori Kennedy Add “bow-wow” or your dog’s name in between bones if you like…

Dog Bone, Quilt Tutorial, Lori Kennedy

Stitch the motifs in a row to create a border or add the looping lines and stitch a background fill.

Merry Christmas!


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May you be the person your dog thinks you are!


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