Happy Memorial Day!
As we kick off Summer with barbecues and picnics, may we always remember those who have sacrificed so much for our freedom!
Land of the Free because of the Brave!
Good Morning, Quilters!
Thank you, Thank you!
Thank you for all the well wishes related to the release of my Craftsy video!
It’s been so much fun to hear from all of you! Some of you have even watched the entire video already! Now I have to admire that!
Today’s tutorial, The Anchor, is a great motif to add to YOUR boat scene! (Don’t forget to post YOUR photos on the Craftsy platform after Lesson Three!)
So in keeping with “Craftsy Week”, I offer:
Begin stitching between the lower rail and the middle rail. Stitch down at an angle to the bottom rail, then stitch a straight line, ending just below the top “rail”.Stitch a small circle on top of the vertically stitched line. Stitch down a few stitches right on top of the vertical line. Stitch to the left a few stitches then back to the vertical line, then stitch to the right a few stitches and back to the vertical line. Stitch on top of the previous line of vertical stitching to the bottom rail, then stitch up at angle mirroring the left side of the anchor. This completes the first anchor.
Wouldn’t it be make a gorgeous border motif?
Doodle it a few times then set anchor on your next quilt!
Smooth sailing (and smooth, happy stitching!)
PS….This tutorial was stitched on my BERNINA 770QE -domestic sewing machine- with the fabulous feature that cuts the bobbin and top thread with just a press of a button–amazing!
Thread: Aurifil 50wt cotton in the bobbin, Sulky 40 wt Rayon on top.
Fabric: Kona cotton
Batting: Warm and Natural cotton
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In this work-in-a-series, I limited myself to one piece of fabric: Robert Kaufman Kona in “Riviera” and one thread: Sulky Rayon in pale yellow.
Working in series allows the artist to explore a theme and/or a technique in more depth. The challenge is to keep the series unified so it looks like a collection.
Unity can be achieved by repeating elements. In this case the background fill, the colors and the thread are repeated, with the major design element varied.
What if…this free motion quilted pattern instead…
What if…this border instead of spirals?
What if…this central design instead of a star or anchor?
What if…this negative space instead of…
Tomorrow: The Eagle, A Free Motion Quilt Patriot’s Challenge
PS…All images, information and tutorials 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.