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In Lesson Three, I discuss dividing quilts into Horizontal Compositions and I stitch a little “Boat Scene” with the video version of The Wave, The Sailboat and The Sun.
Today’s tutorial, The Anchor, is a great motif to add to YOUR boat scene! (Don’t forget to post YOUR photos on the Craftsy platform after Lesson Three!)
So in keeping with “Craftsy Week”, I offer:
THE ANCHOR-A FREE MOTION OR LONG ARM QUILT TUTORIALBegin by drawing three lines or “rails” equidistant apart. In the sample below the lines are 3/4 inch apart.
Begin stitching between the lower rail and the middle rail. Stitch down at an angle to the bottom rail, then stitch a straight line, ending just below the top “rail”.Stitch a small circle on top of the vertically stitched line. Stitch down a few stitches right on top of the vertical line. Stitch to the left a few stitches then back to the vertical line, then stitch to the right a few stitches and back to the vertical line. Stitch on top of the previous line of vertical stitching to the bottom rail, then stitch up at angle mirroring the left side of the anchor. This completes the first anchor.
Stitch down to the bottom rail to begin the next Anchor in the row.
Because this motif is primarily linear, it complements the curvy lines of the other motifs.
Wouldn’t it be make a gorgeous border motif?
Doodle it a few times then set anchor on your next quilt!
Smooth sailing (and smooth, happy stitching!)
PS….This tutorial was stitched on my BERNINA 770QE -domestic sewing machine- with the fabulous feature that cuts the bobbin and top thread with just a press of a button–amazing!
Thread: Aurifil 50wt cotton in the bobbin, Sulky 40 wt Rayon on top.
Fabric: Kona cotton
Batting: Warm and Natural cotton
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