Forget Me Nots-The Free Motion Quilt Tutorial

Forget Me Nots, Free Motion QuiltingGood Morning, Quilters!

I’ve been in the garden a lot lately…though not as much as I should be…the weeds…the weeds!

While there are flowers like Poppies and Red Roses stealing the show, I’m always impressed by the effort that some of the smaller posies put forth to grab a little of the Sun’s glow.

Even the weeds have pretty little flowers when you look really close.  So today’s post is dedicated to the “back row” flowers–all the Forget-Me-Not flowers that offer their abundance so graciously.

We admire you, too little posy!

THE FORGET-ME-NOT FREE MOTION QUILT TUTORIAL

Forget Me Nots, Free Motion QuiltingThis motif begins like many others with a short spiral.  The difference here is you re-trace the spiral-stitch right ON the previous line of stitching–stopping just outside the curl.Forget Me Nots, Free Motion QuiltingThen stitch four or five scallops around the curl.Forget Me Nots, Free Motion QuiltingAnd spiral off to begin the next flower…Simple!

Forget Me Nots, Free Motion QuiltingThe key to this motif is the double stitching of the center.  This creates a desirable focal point.  

NOTE-Always be careful when double stitching is recommended on other motifs.  If the area that is double stitched is not a focal point, it can look messy.

Forget Me Nots, Free Motion QuiltingA pretty little embellishment–

Wouldn’t two or three Forget-Me-Nots look pretty on the cuff of a sleeve-near the buttons–unexpected and therefore delightful…just like in the garden.  (Waxing poetic…)Forget Me Nots, Free Motion QuiltingHope your day is filled with unexpected pleasures!

Lori

PS…EXCITING NEWS to report later this week…and I think YOU will be excited, too!

PPS…This tutorial was stitched on my BERNINA 770 QE with fabulous tension adjustability using Sulky Rayon 30wt (did YOU know Sulky comes in a 30 wt?) with Aurifil 50 wt in the bobbin (better stitch formation when I use cotton in the bobbin) on Kona cotton with Warm and Natural cotton batting.

YOU MIGHT ALSO LIKE: The Dandelion Free Motion Quilt Tutorial  and The Dandelion Quilt

PPPS…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, share or pin with attribution to The Inbox Jaunt.  For all other purposes, please contact me at lckennedy@hotmail.com.  Thanks!

Hunting and Gathering

Poppy PodsGood Morning, Quilters!

There’s not a lot of quilting go on around here lately…Poppy Pods DoodlesWhen the weather is good in Minnesota, we drop everything and go outside to enjoy it!Poppy Pods Doodles

Poppy Pods DoodlesQUILT SEASONS

I think of quilting as having two distinct seasons each year:

Summer and Fall are for Hunting and Gathering-  The time for being outside and enjoying Mother Nature’s bounty.  Breathing it all in and photographing it when possible.  I will do a few doodles while enjoying the sunshine…

Poppy PodsWinter and Spring (Spring is very cold in Minnesota) are for quilting. 

So as long as the weather is good, I’ll be outside Hunting and Gathering and Storing Up for the long days of quilting!

Hope YOU are enjoying all the bounty of the season wherever YOU live!

We’d LOVE to hear!

Signed,

Lounging on the Lanai, 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, share or Pin with attribution to The Inbox Jaunt.  For all other purposes, please contact me at lckennedy@hotmail.com.  Thanks!