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TUESDAY TUTORIAL-WATER and ICE MACHINE QUILTING
Today’s tutorial is a pretty swirling pattern that could be used as a background fill or allover motif on any quilt. I could also imagine it on an art quilt creating the texture of water or the swirls on top of ice. Any figure skaters in the group?
After hours of doodling, it seems Water and Ice looks best when stitched at an angle-as opposed to straight vertical lines. No need to draw diagonal guidelines–just “eyeball” this one to keep it loose and water-like.
Begin by stitching a wavy line.
Add another wave-extending slightly farther to the right.
To add a swirl, curl in…
Then back out again.
(NOTE-The swirl is similar to a sideways Paperclip-Tutorial HERE)
Curve around and extend a little farther to the right.
Combine wavy lines and swirls.
Then stitch back, adding wavy lines and swirls.
What about YOU?
Any Water or Ice quilts stirring in YOUR sub conscience?
We’d love to hear!
Lots more quilting all week–including How to Ruin Your Quilt with Stippling.
PS…This tutorial was stitched on my BERNINA 770QE (just love the stitch formation!) with Sulky 40wt Rayon thread on top and 50 cotton Aurifil in the bobbin.
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