The Wooly Mittens-A Free Motion Quilt Tutorial

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“When the weather outside is frightful, but the fire is so delightful…

As long as you love to sew

Let it snow, let it snow, let it snow…!”

Good Morning Quilters and Quilt-Lovers!

Welcome to the 2015 Edition of Tuesday Tutorials!  Another 50 Tutorials already in the works….

Just to get you warmed up, we’ll start with a pair of mittens-The Wooly Mittens.

This motif could be stitched in a border OR use the connecting stitches to travel to create an allover motif to cover an entire quilt.

Pair The Wooly Mittens with Snowflakes  and  Spirals–(Reminiscent of Snowballs)– and you have a gorgeous, complex quilting pattern.

So let’s get started:

Wooly Mittens, Free Motion QuiltingTHE WOOLY MITTEN FREE MOTION QUILT TUTORIAL

Begin by drawing three lines or “rails” (NOTE–Rails are guidelines to help keep stitching straight or to help maintain proportions.)

Draw the top and bottom lines, two inches apart.

Draw the middle line 3/4″ above the bottom line.

Begin stitching on the middle line.  Stitch a rounded petal shape and stop before reaching the middle line.

Mittens.FMQ.LKennedy003Stitch the thumb by stitching a small petal shape.  End ON the middle line.

Mittens.FMQ.LKennedy004Stitch ON the middle line – connecting up to the beginning of The Mitten.  

Stitch down one stitch and echo stitch this line.

Mittens.FMQ.LKennedy006Stitch the cuff of the mitten by stitching several long petal shapes.

Mittens.FMQ.LKennedy007Then outline the cuff and end near the thumb.

Mittens.FMQ.LKennedy008Stitch a loop-de-loop..and begin the right Wooly Mitten.

Mittens.FMQ.LKennedy009Add a Snowflake…and begin again.

Mittens.FMQ.LKennedy011Now YOU’RE ready for a snowball fight, to build a snowman, make a snow angel, go skiing, snowshoeing…

Mittens.FMQ.LKennedy012One thing I’ve learned in my ten years here…Minnesotans don’t stop for a little snow…

They go ice fishing, sledding…

But then again, some of us stay INSIDE…

and QUILT!

Warm Wishes,

Lori

PS…Don’t forget to tune in tomorrow for the First Installment of our Free Motion MYSTERY Quilt-a-Long….It’s going to be fun, fun, fun!  (and educational!)

PPS…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 and tweet with attribution to The Inbox Jaunt.  For all other purposes, please contact me at lckennedy@hotmail.com.  Thanks!

 

Let it Snow!

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Good Morning, Quilters and Quilt Lovers!

I’m sad to say Christmas and the Holiday Season is officially over…back to work…back to school…

It was a great season and I’m sure we all enjoyed the extended time with family…

However…the end of Christmas means ONE THING…

 QUILTING SEASON

The house is cleaned and clear of all the decorations.…

No one wants us to cook or bake for a while…

Okay…there ARE a few exercise goals to address….(30 minutes should suffice…)

LET IT SNOW…

We don’t care about the weather…we will be tucked away in our sewing rooms…

I’m really excited about a new project for all of us…

Coming Wednesday….

The Inbox Jaunt’s

First Ever

MYSTERY QUILT-A-LONG!

A little something YOU’RE SURE TO LOVE …with a few built-in lessons along the way!

Snowman Free Motion Quilting

So clean your sewing room…

See you tomorrow for a Tuesday Tutorial to get you warmed up!

Lori

PS…All tutorials, information and images are the property of Lori Kennedy at The Inbox Jaunt and are intended for personal use only.  Feel free to re-blog, pin or tweet with attribution to The Inbox Jaunt.  For all other purposes, please contact me at lckennedy@hotmail.com.  Thanks!