Good Morning, Quilters, Homemakers and Doodlers!
Are you frequently drawn to certain motifs? Some people like butterflies (I do not…) or horses, or cats or dogs…
I love flowers–I bet you guessed already…
And sewing notions--who doesn’t?…
I also love any fabric or design that contains lettering.
Another motif that I always find appealing is houses–and I’ve done a few tutorials of houses:
We have the Row Houses tutorial and the Town House tutorial. We even have a Birdhouse free motion quilt tutorial.
THE HOME SWEET HOME TUTORIAL
Today’s Home Sweet Home free motion quilt tutorial is the EASIEST–and (for now) it’s my favorite.
So let’s move right in!
SKILL LEVEL: Easy
Begin by drawing parallel lines. Draw the bottom line, then a line 1-1/4 inches above that line and another 1 inch above the second line.
Begin stitch along the bottom line. Stitch straight up to the middle line, then stitch four or five stitches to the left. Stop here.
Next stitch at an angle to the top line.
Stich down at an angle to the middle line.
Stitch on the middle line stopping one stitch short of the previous line of stitching then closely echo stitch back…stop four-five stitches before the right point of the triangle… (NOTE–in the photo below I stitched a tad too far.)
Stitch straight down to create the right wall of the house.
Stitch along the bottom line several stitches. Stitch up and over and down to create the door.
Stitch directly under the door and the right side of the house and continue along the bottom line to begin the next house on the street.
OR…add a few simple trees or a flower…
Just like that you’ve built a house!
This would be a sweet motif on a child’s quilt or for any quilt that has a house theme. Home Sweet Home could be used as a border or to fill a single square.
Once you have the basic pattern, refer to your doodles in Change One Thing….and create Better Quilting through Doodling!
Be sure to tune in tomorrow to see “My Little Village”…an irresistible little quilt!
Happy House Warming!
NOTE-This tutorial was stitched on my BERNINA 770 QE using Sulky Rayon 40 wt thread on top and Aurifil cotton 50 wt in the bobbin.
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