Tuesday Tutorial-The Double Heart-Leaf Vine

Free Motion Quilt Tutorial, Double Heart Leaf Vine

Good morning, Quilters!  I hope you had time to try last week’s tutorial:  The Heart-Leaf Vine.

The Heart-Leaf Vine is a pretty motif and can stand alone in any quilt.   Today’s pattern, The Double Heart-Leaf Vine is a very full pattern.  It would look great down the center of a table runner, on the border of a pillowcase, or in a row of any quilt.  So let’s get started…

This is a “four-pass” motif.  In other words, you will stitch down the length of your quilt four times to complete the full design.

Free Motion Quilt Tutorial, Double Heart Leaf Vine

Free Motion Quilt Tutorial, Double Heart Leaf Vine

Begin by drawing three lines.  The first line is the “baseline“.  The second line is one inch away from the baseline.  The “top line”  is 1-1/2 inches away from the baseline.

The first “pass” is the simple Heart-Leaf Vine--stitched in last week’s tutorial (HERE)

I added a small mark every inch along the baseline-to mark the midline of each leaf.

Free Motion Quilt Tutorial, Double Heart Leaf Vine

The motifs are quite close together, but not touching.

Free Motion Quilt Tutorial, Double Heart Leaf Vine

Free Motion Quilt Tutorial, Double Heart Leaf Vine

For the “second pass“,  flip the quilt over so the “top line” is now the “baseline”.

The motif is stitched in exactly the same manner as before–tucking the top of the leaf into the space created by the first row of leaves.

Free Motion Quilt Tutorial, Double Heart Leaf Vine

Passes Three and Four are echo-quilt stitching of the outer scallops.  These passes are very simple and quick, but give the motif a much fuller, richer look.

Even though each heart is not perfect…the overall look is pleasing.

Free Motion Quilt Tutorial, Double Heart Leaf Vine

I hope you will give this lovely pattern a try the next time you need a border.

PS–Stitched with Sulky 40 wt thread and with a size 80 Quilting needle.  My new threads just arrived and I can’t wait to experiment! (Read more about threads HERE.)

PPS–All tutorials and photos are the property of Lori Kennedy at The Inbox Jaunt and are intended for personal use only.  For any commercial purposes–please contact me directly.

PPPS–If anyone knows anything about publishing a workbook of quilt motifs—you know where to find me!