Evergreen-A Free Motion Quilt Tutorial

Evergreen Trees, Free Motion Quilting, Lori Kennedy

Good Morning, Quilters!

If it weren’t for the Evergreens, Minnesota’s landscape would be pretty bleak by now…

So let’s celebrate their faithfulness with a Tuesday Tutorial!

These motifs are Easy and have Modern flair–but don’t hesitate to use them on any quilt-Modern or Traditional.

THE EVERGREEN-A FREE MOTION QUILT TUTORIAL

Begin by drawing two straight lines 3-1/2 inches apart.

If you would like a snow drift look, re-draw the lines with slight curves.  (Drawing the straight lines first, help keep everything look orderly.)

Begin stitching on the bottom line.  Stitch a little snow drift, (along the drawn line) then stitch a straight line trunk.

Stitch to the left to create the bottom and then angle up to create the top of the tree.Evergreen Trees, Free Motion Quilting, Lori KennedyMirror the left side of the tree, creating a narrow trunk.  stitch along the bottom line and begin another tree.  Try to tuck some of the trees under the tree before it to create a more interesting look…Evergreen Trees, Free Motion Quilting, Lori KennedyMake some of the trees small and others tall.  Don’t worry if the trunk isn’t directly in the center of the triangle.Evergreen Trees, Free Motion Quilting, Lori KennedyContinue stitching the entire row.  Easy!

This looks great (very Modern)…Evergreen Trees, Free Motion Quilting, Lori Kennedy If you like, take a second pass of stitching:  Echo stitch each tree, adding a star on top.Evergreen Trees, Free Motion Quilting, Lori Kennedy

Evergreen Trees, Free Motion Quilting, Lori KennedyCreate an Evergreen with boughs by stitching a straight trunk, then adding a swooping line:Evergreen Trees, Free Motion Quilting, Lori KennedySwoop (is that a word?) back and forth two or three more times to create the left side of the tree.Evergreen Trees, Free Motion Quilting, Lori KennedyStitch the mirror image to complete the tree.
Evergreen Trees, Free Motion Quilting, Lori KennedyEcho stitch the trees–

Don’t limit yourself to stars–add a variety of “tree toppers”!

Evergreen Trees, Free Motion Quilting, Lori Kennedy

 

Evergreen Trees, Free Motion Quilting, Lori Kennedy

Wouldn’t a few trees look great on a mug rug or pincushion?  Great gifts!

“Not only green in summer’s heat, but also winter’s snow and sleet…

O Tannenebaum, O Tannebaum,

Of all the trees most lovely.”

Signed,

Johnny Spruceseed,

aka-LCK

PS…All tutorials, images and information are the property of Lori Kennedy at The Inbox Jaunt and are intended for personal use.  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!

 

 

Stream of Consciousness Quilting

Free Motion Quilting, Kennedy

Happy Monday, Quilters!

I’m pretty sure if you did an MRI of my brain, it would look like this:

Free Motion Quilting, Kennedy

Free Motion Quilting, Kennedy

I was going to call it Crazy Quilting…

Free Motion Quilting, Kennedy

But I didn’t want to give my family any more reason to believe, well, you know what they think about quilters…

I decided Stream of Consciousness Quilting sounded much better!
Free Motion Quilting, KennedyWhat do YOU think your brain mapping would look like?

My challenge to YOU–take 20 minutes today to quilt mindlessly…(easy for some of us!)

and see what YOUR quilt reveals…

We’d love to hear!

Signed,

Loony 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!