The Perfect Pear-A Free Motion Quilt Tutorial

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Good Morning, Quilters!

Bosc, Bartlett, Anjou…What’s YOUR favorite pear?

We’ve stitched several variations of apples–

The Sweetheart Apple

The Delicious Apple

and ‘A’ is for Apple

But the fall fruit bowl wouldn’t seem right without a pear or two.

THE PERFECT PEAR-A FREE MOTION QUILT TUTORIAL

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Begin by drawing a rectangle.  In the sample shown here, the rectangle is 2-1/2 inches by 3 inches.

Begin stitching along the bottom line.  Stitch a wavy line to the center of the bottom line.  Then stitch a shallow “C”.

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Stitch the neck of the pear and swirl in on the top.

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Add a short stem and a simple leaf.

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Stitch the neck of the pear.

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Stitch the right side of the pear, curling in to the center of the pear.

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Echo stitch the curl and stitch under the pear to begin the next motif in the row.

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The Perfect Pear!

Wouldn’t this motif be adorable on a table runner or kitchen towel!?

Or on the border of a fall quilt?

What about YOU?

Remember–Doodle First!

 

Happy Five-a-Day!

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!

 

 

23 thoughts on “The Perfect Pear-A Free Motion Quilt Tutorial

  1. Good morning Lori, As always, I am in such awe with your free motion designs, and this one is just as amazing as all of your other tutorials! Combine this with your apple, cherry pie, and ribbon candy tutorials, and you have a very yummy combination! Thank you for the continuous inspirations!

  2. Love it !!! Thank you ! Thank you! Thank you! I am now well on the way to attempt a cornucopia runner for our coffee table for Autumn-Christmas season. Did I say I am grateful ? Yes I am..

      • Yes M’am! and a few li’l acorns too? Pumpkins were the subject of my very first art piece in 1978!! They are special to me.Well, back to FL now for more medical tests… YUK…Thrilled to have my new doodle pad to take with me.
        Blessings for everyone else having health issues.. Took a walk by the lake at twilight yesterday. There was a spectacular sunset over the water in Autumn colors.

  3. The pear design also is perfect for Partridge in a Pear Tree themed items for Christmas! Your Baby Bird motif can easily become a partridge with a couple of minor changes. Hmmm….I feel an idea coming on ….

  4. This will be the PEAR-fect design for a quilt I am working on! I think I can, I think I can! Thank you so much for this wonderful design and the detailed pictorial instructions! You have given me the inspiration to try this one.

  5. Lori, I love ALL your work. And the links are great. I have located some fabulous sites throuh you. thank you for all you do for us through your life and your blog. We will be watching Louis as he grows and grins! And learns to sew!. Lois in Omaha

  6. I would make the top of the pear a bit different. It looks like a male member to me. (Which is also yummy, but perhaps not on a quilt…;-) )

  7. Dear Lori, I absolutely love your tutorials (& your Craftsy classes)! You are so wonderful to share your knowledge with us. I this the pear is practically “pearfect” in every way and wouldn’t change a thing! You are a peach!!!

  8. LORI WATCH ALL YOUR MACHINE QUILTING. HAVE YOU EVER DONE FEATHERS?
    i AM DOING A QUILT-A-LONG AND SHE HAS DONE A LOT OF FEATHERS WHICH i HAVE SUCH TROUBLE WITH. i THOUGHT A TUTORIAL FROM YOU WOULD DO THE TRICK. DOLORES GOOD

  9. Each of your tutorials is a pleasure doodling and quilting then. After enjoying the apple in all its variations for nice coasters, I’ll do some with your pear for a friend of mine. Thank you so much for your creativity and your tutorials so perfect as well as your classes. Have a good day ! Marie

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