Good Morning, Quilters and Doodlers!
Our Tuesday Machine Quilting Tutorial was Building Blocks--a great background motif with the flexibility to add a wide variety of motifs within the blocks to create more interest.
One of my favorite add-ons is The Star.
MACHINE QUILTED STARS
I love stars!
Stars work on so many quilts-from Traditional to Modern, Baby to Adult, Patriotic Quilts, Halloween Quilts…
I can’t think of quilt that couldn’t use a star!
The only problem….stars are challenging to free hand…
Well–they were until now! Now we have a doodle lesson to the rescue!
The trick is…
Draw the stars in a square until you develop the muscle memory to work outside the box!
HOW TO DOODLE A STAR
Begin by drawing a square. Don’t get out a ruler–we are going for a hand drawn look. As soon as you pull out a ruler–you won’t be having fun. Perfection is not our goal…just pretty good will be fine!
Approximately 1/3 from the top line, begin drawing a horizontal line, a triangle and another horizontal line.
Easy! Everyone can do this!
Next, angle down toward the middle of the square.
Draw a narrow triangle into the right lower corner.
Add another narrow triangle into the left lower corner.
Then close the star by connecting to left horizontal line.
Perfect! Or not perfect! Either way–it will look great!
No two stars are alike–but they still look fabulous!
DOODLE, DOODLE, DOODLE
Practice doodling the star several minutes at a time over the next few weeks. Add it to the Building Blocks.
Later this month we will learn a more challenging pattern using Stars!
Perhaps an evening walk to inspire you and to help #losethosefatquarters?
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