Open Line Friday-Quilt Abbreviations

Vintage ThreadWould you  believe that when I began blogging (August 2012), I didn’t know what FMQ stood for-and I had to ask another blogger?  How’s that for embarrassing!   Just last week I learned what LAQ stands for–Long Arm Quilting.    In order to prevent any more embarrassing situations for any of us…I propose we make ONE list…I’ll make a tab for it in my sidebar…

Vintage ThreadToday, on Open Line Friday…quilting, sewing, and blogging abbreviations and acronyms...

Or if you’d rather talk about embarrassing situations…I think we’re all friends here and up for a LOL!

TTFN,(TaTa For Now)

LCK (any guesses what “C” stands for?)

PS (PostScript)–All tutorials, images and information found here are the property of Lori Kennedy at The Inbox Jaunt and are intended for personal use only.  Feel free to pin and re-blog with attribution to The Inbox Jaunt.  For all other uses, please contact me at lckennedy@hotmail.com!  THX!

 

 

The Pretty Bow-A Free Motion Quilt Tutorial

The Pretty Bow-Free Motion Quilting

Good morning, Quilters and welcome back to another Tuesday Tutorial–your source for FREEFree Motion Quilt Tutorials and Motifs!  I would like to start by saying “Thank You”  to all of you for your overwhelming response to my announcement that I will be writing a featured column in American Quilter magazine–(on newsstands very soon!).  (Read more HERE)…Your notes of encouragement are greatly appreciated!    It is thrilling to see the tutorials in print, and I think you will like the new projects demonstrated in the magazine…

THE PRETTY BOW TUTORIAL

Today, we are working on a charming motif for your next quilt.  It can be stitched in rows, or as a single motif.  With a little doodling, I’m sure we could turn this motif into an all over fill pattern to replace (the dreaded) stippling–As you know, I can’t stipple…

Begin by drawing three “rails”, equidistant apart–just to keep things tidy.  In the samples below, the “rails” are 3/4″ apart.

 

Begin stitching on the middle rail and stitch a horizontal loop to the left.

The Pretty Bow-Free Motion Quilting

Next,  stitch a horizontal loop to the right.

The Pretty Bow-Free Motion Quilting

Next, stitch a larger horizontal loop around the first loop.

The Pretty Bow-Free Motion Quilting

And repeat to the right.

The Pretty Bow-Free Motion Quilting

To create the ribbon- drop down and stitch a line with a curl.

The Pretty Bow-Free Motion Quilting

Stitch around this line and back up to the bow.

The Pretty Bow-Free Motion Quilting

Stitch the right ribbon by angling to the right and stitching a curl.

The Pretty Bow-Free Motion Quilting

Stitch around the right curl and back to the center.  Stitch along the middle rail in a straight line to begin the next Pretty Bow!

The Pretty Bow-Free Motion Quilting

This little bow would look great on any girl’s quilt, a set of pillowcases, a present for Mother’s Day….

Where will YOU stitch The Pretty Bow?

I’d love to hear (and see!)

Lori

PS…This sample was stitched with Robison Anton rayon thread on top and Aurifil 50 wt cotton thread in the bobbin on my Bernina 820 (extra wide harp space and really big bobbin) without a stitch regulator–using a Schmetz #90 Topstitch needle.

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