Good Morning, Quilters!
The Circus has come to town!
(Sadly, Ringling will perform its last act this May–Read more at Ringling.com)
This tutorial was requested by several readers, however it took me a long time to create a continuous line design that was teachable in a Tuesday Tutorial format. Thank you for your patience!
NOTE-Today we will stitch the Train Engine and we will add the Coal Cars and Caboose next week.
There are many steps–but each step is EASY–so don’t be overwhelmed!!
THE CIRCUS TRAIN-MACHINE QUILTING TUTORIAL
Begin by drawing two parallel lines -3 inches apart. Add a line 3/4″ above the bottom line. (Or fit to YOUR quilt!)
Begin stitching on the line above the bottom line.
Stitch a right triangle. Stitch down several stitches then stitch a short horizontal line.
Stitch over several stitches and create another Silly Spiral.
End the Silly Spiral on the right edge of the Train’s wheel.
Stitch through both wheels (from right to left) then stitch a straight vertical line to create the front of the train.
Stitch a short horizontal line, then add a smokestack…add a few more horizontal stitches. Stitch a vertical line, jog to the left and add a short rectangle. Stitch horizontally from right to left, stitch back a few stitches.
Again, don’t be discouraged–it is easier than it looks with just a little doodling!
From my Circus to YOURS!
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