Easy as Pie-A Free Motion Quilt Tutorial

Cherry Pie, Free Motion QuiltingGood Morning, Quilters, Doodlers, Bakers, and Pie-Eaters!

Welcome to another Tuesday Tutorial for free motion or long arm quilting!

Last week we stitched the Cheery Cherry .  This week we’re adding a motif that would look “sweet” paired with the cherries and it’s Easy as Pie!

I have a quilt “baking” in my brain using both these motifs, but it still needs more doodling to come to fruition…

Cherry Pie, Free Motion QuiltingEASY AS PIE-FREE MOTION QUILT TUTORIAL

Begin by drawing a rectangle.  For the tutorial below, the rectangle was 5 inches wide and 3-1/2 inches tall.

Begin stitching just above the lower line and approximately 1 inch in from the left side.

Stitch an angled line to create the side of the pie pan.  Next stitch 2 and 1/2 shallow scallops.  Stop here.Cherry Pie, Free Motion QuiltingFrom the center, add three loops 0r vent holes for the pie crust.Cherry Pie, Free Motion QuiltingComplete the top of the crust by finishing the other half of the middle scallop and adding two more.Cherry Pie, Free Motion QuiltingNext, working from right to left, add a few more shallow scallops to create the bottom of the pie crust.Cherry Pie, Free Motion QuiltingEcho stitch the left side of the pie tin then stitch along the bottom line.  Add the right side of the pie tin by stitching up and at an angle and echo stitching to the bottom line.  Stitch over several stitches to create the next pie if you are baking a row of pies.Cherry Pie, Free Motion QuiltingAnother option is to add echo stitching around the top of the pie and adding a few loop embellishments. Cherry Pie, Free Motion QuiltingJulia Child would be so proud!
Cherry Pie, Free Motion QuiltingMy family LOVEs pie and I love making pies…(The only pie I really like to eat is apple pie with lots of ice cream…so really what I like is ice cream and not pie.)

What about YOU?  Would you rather stitch a pie or bake a pie (or eat a pie)?

And what is YOUR favorite kind of pie?

We’d love to hear!

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Cheerio!

Lori

PS…This tutorial was stitched on my lovely BERNINA 770QE with its gorgeous looking stitch and huge bobbin for extra long sewing…using Aurifil 50 wt cotton in the bobbin and Superior’s Magnifico trilobal polyester on top using a size 80 Topstitch needle.

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

 

 

The Sunflower-A Free Motion Quilt Tutorial

 

Sunflower, Free Motion QuiltingGood Morning, Quilters and Flower-Lovers!

Today we have a motif straight from the garden (well not yet…my garden is mostly weeds and  blooming crabapple trees…but the rest of the garden is poking up their sleepy little heads waiting for the SUN to come out in full force!)  Spring is slow to develop here in Minnesota…

THE SUNFLOWER FREE MOTION QUILT MOTIF

The Sunflower begins with the Dots and Dashes motif.

Draw parallel lines equidistant apart.  (In the tutorial below, the lines are one inch apart.)

Next stitch clockwise and counter-clockwise circles, separated by a long “dashes” along the line.

Sunflower, Free Motion QuiltingNow comes the fun part…

Echo stitch the stem, then add three scallops around the circle to the bottom stem.

Sunflower, Free Motion Quilting

Add three more scallops on the left side of the circle (Dot).

Sunflower, Free Motion Quilting

Stitch around the circle, tracing the ON the stitches to the bottom of the circle.

Sunflower, Free Motion QuiltingEcho stitch next to the stem and add a pair of leaves, perpendicular to the stem.

Sunflower, Free Motion Quilting

Stitch a Sunflower on every “Dot” or stitch alternate rows of Sunflowers and plain “Dots and Dashes” for this cheery little background fill pattern.

It would be very easy to create a vine effect with this motif by adding a little curve to the “Dashes”

You already know what I’m going to recommend, right???

Sunflower, Free Motion QuiltingDoodle Away to find YOUR favorite variation of this pattern!

Cheeri-O!

Lori

PS. This tutorial was stitched with Sulky Rayon 30wt on top and Sulky 60 wt polyester in the bobbin using a size 90 Topstitch needle on my BERNINA 820 (without a stitch regulator.)

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

 

 

Woodgrain-A Free Motion Quilt Tutorial

Woodgrain, Free Motion Quilting

 

Good Morning, Quilters and Quilt-Lovers!

Today’s tutorial:  Woodgrain is a motif I saw while reviewing a book for Molly Hanson of SewWrongSewRight.

Molly’s book, Free Motion Quilting for Beginners (and those who think they can’t) will be released very soon.

(Later this week we will review Molly’s book and ONE LUCKY READER of The Inbox Jaunt will win an e-book version of Molly’s book!)

WOODGRAIN-A STEP BY STEP TUTORIAL:

Woodgrain, Free Motion Quilting

Begin by drawing a few straight lines.  The lines will serve as a reference to keep motif relatively straight.

Start at the bottom of the quilt and stitch a wavy line.  Echo stitch back down.

Woodgrain, Free Motion Quilting

 

Stitch another wavy line, shorter or longer than the previous line of stitching.  Echo back to the bottom.

NOTE:  Avoid ending the wavy lines at the same height.  This looks unnatural.

Woodgrain, Free Motion Quilting

After adding several lines add a “knot”.  Instead of echo quilting, add a pointy spiral.

Woodgrain, Free Motion Quilting

Spiral in, then spiral out again.

Woodgrain, Free Motion Quilting

After stitch the spiral, stitch to the bottom line and begin adding echo lines again.   Continue this way from left to right until the width of the quilt is stitched.

Then begin stitching back to fill in the area above the first set of stitches.

Woodgrain, Free Motion Quilting

Woodgrain, Free Motion Quilting

This is a very forgiving motif.  The lines are very irregular and mistakes are easily hidden-just like in nature.

THIS WEEK:

I have a project I stitched with Wood grain that was inspired by a project in Molly Hanson’s new book.

A book review and a GIVEAWAY.

Another busy week…

Lori the Lumberjack,

PS…All tutorials, information and images are the property of Lori Kennedy at The Inbox Jaunt and are intended for personal use only.  Feel free to share, Pin or re-blog with attribution to The Inbox Jaunt.  For all other purposes, please contact me at lckennedy@hotmail.com.  Thanks!