Happy Valentine’s Day, Quilters!
Today we have an EASY–BEGINNER quilt motif!
As you know, I LOVE Spirals, but they are challenging…
To help Beginners get the look of Spirals without the stress, I added The Messy Spiral Rose HERE
And now I’ve discovered another EASY Spiral for everyone (beginners and advanced) to enjoy:
THE SILLY SPIRAL-A FREE MOTION, MACHINE QUILT TUTORIAL
Begin by drawing parallel lines–any spacing that suits YOUR quilt. In the sample below, the lines are one inch apart.
Begin stitching on the line. Stitch a short line and stop. This stopping point will be the center of the Silly Spiral.
Then begin stitching a circle–clockwise or counterclockwise-whichever is easier for YOU!
Continue stitching revolutions around the stopping point…
Add as many layers as you like–two, five, seven…..
Once the spiral is complete, stitch to the drawn line and stitch along this line. Remember, wherever you stop will be the center of the next spiral–so be sure to allow enough room.
This motif is easy–because the spacing between rows is easier than for regular spirals.
Doodle Silly Spirals first…then get right to your sewing machine…
We will make a small change to this pattern to create another motif I call “Loose Screws”–coming soon! So be sure to practice!
YOUR Silly Seamstress,
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