Do you have any boy quilts in your stash? Many of you have requested more “boy patterns”. Earlier this month we stitched The Race Car. Last month, we stitched The Baseball and today, we will stitch The Football. Combine any of these patterns with The Jigsaw Puzzle or any geometric design like Diamonds are Forever or The Greek Key for your next quilt…Sure to please…
THE FOOTBALL FREE MOTION QUILT TUTORIAL
Begin by drawing three lines equidistant apart. In the sample below, the lines are 3/4 inch apart.
Begin stitching on the middle line. Stitch a curved line up to the top line and back to the middle line. Stop at the middle line and stitch a curved line back to the starting point.
Stitch a curved line from the top to the bottom of the football. Stitch over one stitch and echo quilt back to the top line of the football.
Stitch along the top of the football ON the previous line of stitching, then stitch another set of curved lines.
Stitch to the right point of the football.
Next, stitch a curved line back to the starting point.
Stitch ON the middle line again, then stitch a zig-zag to create the laces.
Stitch to the right point of the football and begin the next football.
You might want to create a small trophy quilt–like The Home Run Quilt–as a gift for a coach or ask your player’s teammates to sign.
OR use The Football to tie a quilt –see TYING A QUILT The Free Motion Quilt Way….
I think this motif is a TOUCHDOWN, don’t YOU?
PS…This tutorial is stitched with Aurifil 50wt cotton in the bobbin and Aurifil 28wt cotton on top–for a casual look. The motif was stitched on my Bernina 150 without a stitch regulator using a Schmetz 90 Topstitch needle, Robert Kaufman Kona cotton fabric.
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