Thread Samples for Free Motion Quilting

Nora's Rose Free Motion Quilting thread samplesThe weather has been beautiful in Minnesota for the past two weeks and I have been out and about exploring our wonderful park system…

Good for me, but bad for the quilt-blogging business…

Today, just a gentle reminder to make thread samples before every project!

Read more about recommended quilting Threads.

(NOTE This sample is Nora’s Rose-See the tutorial for Nora’s Rose free motion quilt pattern.)

Also, Please note:  The free motion quilt tutorial page has been updated and all the motifs are available!

Enjoying the weather while I can,

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 share with attribution to The Inbox Jaunt.  For all other purposes, please contact me at lckennedy@hotmail.com.

The Feathered Leaf: A Mini Quilt in Free Motion Quilting

The Feathered Leaf, Free Motion QuiltingYesterday, we worked on The Feathered Leaf, a free motion quilt pattern…

Once I got started, I just couldn’t stop…the house was quiet, the laundry complete…I was on a roll!

The Feathered Leaf, Free Motion Quilting

I drew a grid with simple flowers in the center…(I will create a tutorial for this fun flower later this summer…)

Then I stitched The Feathered Leaf in the border.

The corner treatment with this leaf was very simple–see below:

The Feathered Leaf, Free Motion QuiltingHow are YOU going to use The Feathered Leaf?  I’d love to hear!

Now I’m off to the garden to pick some daisies!

Lori

NOTE:  This 20 inch square quilt was stitched on Robert Kaufman, Kona cotton using Warm and Natural Cotton batting, Aurifil 50 wt cotton in the bobbin and Robison-Anton Rayon on top on my domestic sewing machine–a Bernina 820.

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

Free Motion Quilt Tutorial: The Feathered Leaf

The Feathered Leaf Free Motion Quilt TutorialGood morning, Quilters!

I hope you had time to create a little rose garden using Nora’s Rose free motion quilt tutorial last week…

Today, I have a gorgeous free motion quilt leaf pattern for you:  The Feathered Leaf.  

This pattern is a Beginner free motion quilt pattern…It can be used on a border or as a background motif...

THE FEATHERED LEAF FREE MOTION QUILT TUTORIAL

Begin by drawing two parallel lines or “rails”.  Rails are drawn lines that provide guidelines for our free motion stitching.  In the sample below, the lines are two inches apart.

In the middle of the lines, add “tick” marks every four inches.  This will be the length of the leaf.

(NOTE:  In the sample below, I stitched horizontally from left to right, but you could stitch from right to left or vertically--whichever works best for you and the quilt on which you are working.)

Begin stitching on the first tick mark.  Stitch a curvy line and end at the second tick mark and STOP.

The Feathered Leaf Free Motion Quilt TutorialNext, stitch close to the wavy line a short distance to create a point, then stitch scallops back to the beginning of the wavy line.  Stitch the last scallop to a point at the beginning of the wavy line.

The Feathered Leaf Free Motion Quilt TutorialNow stitch the scallops on top of the wavy line…

The Feathered Leaf Free Motion Quilt TutorialAgain, stitch a point at the right end of the wavy line…That completes the first Feathered Leaf.

The Feathered Leaf Free Motion Quilt Tutorial

Now stitch the next wavy line to begin another Feathered Leaf.

The Feathered Leaf Free Motion Quilt TutorialOnce the entire row of Feathered Leaves is complete, echo stitch and add a little spiral occasionally.

The Feathered Leaf Free Motion Quilt TutorialStagger the Feathered Leaves in a row to fill a large space.

The Feathered Leaf Free Motion Quilt TutorialOr stitch angled Feathered leaves

The Feathered Leaf Free Motion Quilt TutorialIn a border…

The Feathered Leaf Free Motion Quilt TutorialThis is an elegant free motion quilt pattern that would look great on ANY quilt!

TOMORROW:  A small quilt featuring The Feathered Leaf in the border…

See you then,

Leafy 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, Pin, Tweet, Share with attribution to The Inbox Jaunt.  For all other purposes, please contact me at lckennedy@hotmail.com.  Thanks!