The Hyacinth Free Motion Quilt Tutorial

Hyacinth, Free Motion QuiltingGood Morning, Quilters!

It’s the fourth day of Spring, and snow is blanketing the gardens of Minnesota–dashing any thoughts of purple or pink hyacinths outside…

So, a Spring Quilt will have to do for present….

Today, a tutorial

Tomorrow, a vase quilt to share…

THE HYACINTH FREE MOTION QUILT TUTORIAL

Hyacinth, Free Motion Quilting

This motif is a great border pattern and it can be easily altered to fill a square.

When first learning this motif, it may be helpful to draw a few lines to help establish the proportions.

Begin by drawing a rectangle, 2 inches tall by 1-1/2 inches wide.

Begin stitching in the middle of the bottom line.  Stitch a straight line, 3/4 of the distance to the top line.  Retrace the stitches back to the middle of the rectangle.

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Stitch three scallops on the right side, tapering to a point at the middle.

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Taper down to the left side, mirroring the scallops.

Hyacinth.FMQ.LKennedy006Stitch down the stem line, stopping a few stitches above the bottom line.  Begin the left leaf by stitching an angled line to the left border then stitch a small circle.

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To complete the leaf, stitch a wavy line tapering away from the circle and again tapering at the stem.
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Stitch the right leaf in the same way.  Stitch on the baseline to begin the next Hyacinth.Hyacinth.FMQ.LKennedy003

A row of Hyacinths would make a beautiful border on any quilt or table runner.

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When stitching the Hyacinth larger, add echo stitching for more fullness.
Hyacinth.FMQ.LKennedy001To fill a square, arrange the Hyacinths on a diagonal.

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PS…This tutorial was stitched on my BERNINA 820 (No BSR) with Sulky 40 wt Rayon on top and Aurifil cotton 50 wt in the bobbin.  Kona cotton and Warm and Natural cotton batting…

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