Hugs and Kisses–A Free Motion Quilting Tutorial

FMQ, Lori Kennedy

Good Morning, Quilters!

With Valentine’s Day just around the corner, I wanted to give you Hugs and Kisses!

This adorable motif is perfect for any quilt you are giving as a gift–Valentine’s Day, Birthday, Christmas…Send your love with your next quilt!

Begin by drawing two parallel lines–any distance apart–from very large to teeny tiny.  (In the sample below, the lines are one inch apart.

Begin stitching on the lower line.  Stitch an angled-line to the top line.

Echo stitch halfway back–to the center.

Stitch an angled line (up and left) to the top drawn line.

Echo stitch this line and then stitch across the middle to the bottom drawn line.

Echo stitch the bottom of the “x”

Then stitch under the “x” to begin the next motif.

Stitch over several stitches–so you are in the middle of where your “O” will be placed.

Stitch a full circle.

Then echo stitch the interior of the circle.

 

Exit underneath the “O” and stitch along the bottom line to begin the next “X”.

LOVE!!!

Hugs and Kisses from ME to YOU!!!

Lori

PS…Does anyone know…is the X a hug and the O the kiss?  How did this ever get started?

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Machine Quilting Valentine’s Day–Round Up

Good Morning, Quilters!

Do you LOVE Valentine’s Day?

From my earliest schooldays–when we got to decorate a Kleenex “mailboxes” with doilies -I have LOVED everything associated with Valentine’s Day.

Here is a round-up of Valentine’s motifs– (more coming in the next two weeks)

Spiral Heart Border

Spiral Heart Border

Doodle Heart

Free Motion Quilted Heart

Heart Leaf Vine

Free Motion Quilting Tutorial-The Heart Leaf Vine

Double Heart Vine

Free Motion Quilt Tutorial, Double Heart Leaf Vine

Extra Sweetheart Border

The Extra-Sweet Heart Border Free Motion Quilting Tutorial

Here is a little quilt I made for my mother–with one of her favorite songs…

The Extra-Sweet Heart Border Free Motion Quilting Tutorial

One of my earliest “doodle quilts”:

Free Motion Quilting, Hearts

If YOU are planning to make a quilt for YOUR Valentine–

Remember to DOODLE FIRST!

Doodle, Valentines, Zentangle

And while you’re at it—make a few cards for your sweethearts…

Doodle Envelopes, Zentangle, Lori Kennedy

Plain envelopes with red markers or white gel pens on brown paper…

Doodle Envelopes, Zentangle, Lori Kennedy

What about YOU?

Do you LOVE Valentine’s Day?

Do YOU love to doodle? (I hope so….)

Do YOU love to machine quilt?

We’d LOVE to hear!

Lori

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Baby Safety Pins–A Free Motion Quilt Tutorial

Good Morning, Quilters!

What better way to welcome a new baby into the world than with a quilt!  

Last week we stitched The Baby Carriage.  This week we’ll add The Baby Safety Pin.  The Safety Pin can be stitched in a row to create a border, or add a loopy line between motifs to use it as an all over motif.

Baby Carriage, FMQ, Lori Kennedy

THE BABY SAFETY PIN-A MACHINE QUILTING TUTORIAL

Begin by drawing parallel lines-2 inches apart.  Add a parallel line 3/4″ below the top line.  Begin stitching on this line.

Stitch an upside down “U”.

 

Stitch in 3-4 stitches, then stitch a smaller upside down “U”.  Sew over a few more stitches to close the shape.

Stitch down to the bottom line and curl up.

Stitch a full circle..

Add another partial revolution…

Stitch a straight line, ending next to the top of the Safety Pin.

Stitch on the previous line of stitching back to the bottom of the “pin”, then add a loopy line.

Begin another Safety Pin in the row or stitch the motif as an all over pattern.

Whatever you do….

Don’t stick yourself and definitely, don’t pinch the baby!

Happy Baby Sitting!

Lori

PS…Velcro may be safer, but as a quilting motif…not so much!

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

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