The Bicycle-A Machine Quilting Tutorial

Good Morning, Quilters!

Spring is in the air–and it’s time to pump up those bike tires!

When you’re back from your cruise, add a two wheeler to your next quilt!

This adorable motif stands alone…you don’t need stitch rows of bicycles–though you can if you want.

Just tuck a quilted Bicycle into your other quilting for a little Springtime surprise–

It will add a little fun and personality to your next quilt!

THE BICYCLE-MACHINE QUILTING TUTORIAL

Begin by drawing two parallel lines.  Add a large counter clockwise Silly Spiral (tutorial HERE)  to fill the space between the drawn lines.

Complete the large Silly Spiral on the right side.

Stitch over several stitches, then add another Silly Spiral–with just two revolutions.

End on the right side.

Add a third large Silly Spiral ending on the left side of the Spiral.
Add an line angled up and to the right.  Then add two handlebar loops.

If you would like, add a basket on the front of the bike at this time.

Closely echo stitch the front line.

Add another straight line, angled back and to the left, ending above the back tire. Add an oval shaped spiral to create a seat.

End the spiral on the lower part of the “seat”.  Then stitch down into the center of the first spiral.

I hope this does not seem difficult…

It’s really just three spirals, and a few simple lines.

So take it for ride…and of course,

Doodle First!

What about YOU?

Do YOU still ride a bike?

Does a bike represent Spring and Freedom to YOU?

What other symbols make YOU smile?

We’d LOVE to hear!

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

PS…This tutorial was stitched with Aurifil cotton 50 wt in the bobbin and Sulky 40wt Rayon on top on my lovely BERNINA 770QE.

 

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More Daffodils-Machine Quilting Tutorial

Daffodil FMQ Tutorial, Lori KennedyGood Morning, Quilters!

The Flower of the month of March was The Daffodil and we stitched The Daffodil Vine HERE

Daffodil, Machine Quilting, Lori Kennedy

I couldn’t get enough of this happy little jonquil, so I kept doodling (YOU doodle too, right?!)…

And I came up with a variation of the Daffodil Vine.

THE DAFFODIL MACHINE QUILTING TUTORIAL

Begin by stitching a straight stem line.  Add a flat-topped oval.

Daffodil FMQ Tutorial, Lori Kennedy

Overstitch the left side of the flower and add two squared petals.

Daffodil FMQ Tutorial, Lori Kennedy

Stitch two more squared petals, then overstitch the right side of the oval and closely echo stitch the stem.  (uh–oh end of bobbin tension problems…see what your stitch should NOT look like below).

Daffodil FMQ Tutorial, Lori Kennedy

Stitch down to the base of the flower.  Add two straight line leaves.

Daffodil FMQ Tutorial, Lori Kennedy

Add a bent leaf to complete the motif.

Daffodil FMQ Tutorial, Lori Kennedy

Plant a row of Daffodils on YOUR next quilt!

Happy Spring!

Lori

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The Coal Car-A Machine Quilting Tutorial

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BACK TO WORK…

THE COAL CAR-MACHINE QUILTING TUTORIAL

Last week we started stitching The Circus Train, an adorable border motif.

Begin by drawing two lines–3 inches apart.  Add a line 3/4 inch above the lower line.

Begin stitching between the two lower lines.  Stitch a Silly Spiral to create a wheel.  Stop stitching on the right side of the first “wheel”.

Stitch over several stitches and begin another Silly Spiral Wheel. Again, end on the right side of the “wheel”.

Travel from right to left over the top of the first spiral Stitch over one to two stitches then over the top of the first wheel–to the front of the Coal Car. Stitch up and at an angle to create the front of the car.  Add a little jog and stitch a horizontal line. Stitch a long horizontal line–stitching past the right wheel.  Stitch back to the left,, stopping just before the left edge of the Coal Car. Now is the fun part….

Add a decorative element like a deep zig zag.

Complete the decorative element, then finish the right side to complete the Coal Car.

Stitch to begin the next Coal Car.

Have fun coming up with a variety of decorative elements….

Wouldn’t it be fun to add pretty packages or animals in the cars?

Don’t worry about perfection—just have fun decorating the cars.

And of course, doodle first!!

Chugga,  chugga, Choo-Choo!!!

Signed,

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