Shining Stars-A Machine Quilting Tutorial

Stars, Machine Quilting

Good Morning, Quilters and Star Gazers!

Did you know there are 200-400 billion stars in the Milky Way Galaxy?!

Or that most stars are between 1-10 billion years old!?

How many constellations can YOU identify?  (I remain at the first grade level–six constellations.)

Stars look great on any quilt and are always “on trend” in decorative arts. 

THE SHINING STAR MACHINE QUILTING TUTORIAL

Doodling will make this motif much easier.  Start by doodling in a square.  See Star Doodling tutorial HERE

To stitch the stars, begin by drawing parallel lines.  This motif can be stitched very large or very small.  In the tutorial below, the lines are 1-1/2 inches apart.  The lines help to keep the stars relatively parallel.

Begin stitching below the top line.  Stitch a straight line, a triangle and a straight line.Stars, Machine QuiltingAngle in toward the center.Stars, Machine QuiltingAdd a triangle to the lower right.Stars, Machine QuiltingAdd a triangle to the lower left.Stars, Machine QuiltingStitch past the beginning line and begin to echo stitch the star.Stars, Machine QuiltingEcho stitch the top of the star–extend past the right “arm” of the star to begin the next star.Stars, Machine QuiltingContinue to add stars in the same way…Stars, Machine QuiltingAt the end of the row, echo stitch the bottom of the stars.Stars, Machine QuiltingAt the left edge, add a spiral and travel down to the next row to begin another row of stars.

Extend the top most triangle into the open spaces of the previous row of stars.

Add spirals to fill in open spaces if you like.Stars, Machine QuiltingThe stars do not have to be perfect or aligned perfectly.  The hand drawn look is perfect for the Shining Stars motif.Stars, Machine Quilting

Stitch a single row to create a border, multiple rows to fill a background or…

Create YOUR own constellation!

Twinkles,

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!

 

Late Night Quilting

Red White Quilt, Lori Kennedy

Good Morning, Quilters!

It was a gorgeous weekend in Minnesota!  I spent the weekend gardening and swimming and watching high school baseball…but I can’t go a weekend without some time quilting!

I have been watching several Craftsy videos (Today is the last day of Craftsy’s HUGE Summer Sale–Everything 50%off–use my affiliate link HERE)  and was inspired to do a little piecing.

Red White Quilt, Lori Kennedy

I limited my color palette to red and white and then added just a little blue…with a plan to finish this before the Fourth of July.

Red White Quilt, Lori Kennedy

I know, I know…you are thinking–she should be ironing her Boxes and Vines quilt–Read more HERE

Red White Quilt, Lori Kennedy

I just couldn’t resist starting something new!

What’s new in YOUR sewing room?

Are YOU a late night quilter?

Do YOU NEED a red, white and blue quilt for the Fourth of July?

We’d LOVE to hear!

How will I quilt this???

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!