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Today, we have The Divided Square-a FREE machine quilting tutorial. Whether you are quilting on a domestic machine (like me–the beautiful BERNINA 770QE) or a long arm (lucky ducks!) or hand quilting–this motif is well suited to any square block.
THE DIVIDED SQUARE-FREE MOTION QUILT TUTORIAL
The Divided Square Quilt Motif is the more masculine version of The Square Flower. It fills any size square neatly. Use a matching thread in a light weight (50 wt or finer) to create a balanced texture, or use a heavier weight thread (40 or 30wt) in a contrasting color and the quilt motif will be more visible.
Begin by quartering the square–draw lines across the diagonals and across the vertical and horizontal axes.
Begin stitching in the upper left corner. Stitch parallel to the top line and then stitch into the center. Stop short of the middle point. Stitch a square center.
Stitch the center “petal”–stitch at a slight angle to the left then across the top line and back to the center. Stop one-two stitches ahead of the central square.
Stitch to the top line, into the corner, down the right side and back to the center square. Stop 1-2 stitches before reaching the center square.
Stitch the right horizontal “petal”–again, angle toward the petal slightly outward.
Next, stitch the bottom right “petal”.
Continue around the square adding a petal along each axis.
Echo stitch around the entire motif if desired.
To begin another motif, either knot off and begin again, stitch in the ditch or stitch along the upper edge of the motif to start another Divided Square Pattern.
Add a little variety by stitching a star or your initial or a spiral in the center of each square.
Personalize YOUR quilt!
You know my favorite line-
“A quilt without personality is just a blanket!”
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. Thanks!