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Learn how to Machine Quilt an Owl Motif


Barred, Barn, Screech, Nice Horned, Snowy–they’re all a HOOT to sew! Learn to free-motion quilt an owl motif!

I’m BERNINA Ambassador, Lori Kennedy of Lori Kennedy Quilts, again with one other machine quilting motif.

My quilting motifs are sometimes impressed by the character round me. I dwell in Minnesota the place I usually hear (however not often see) owls throughout my night walks.  Owls are good quilting motifs. They’re simple to sew in rows to create borders or fill a block with an embellished owl.  When you be taught the fundamental motif and proportions, you possibly can add character to your quilting by including designs,  altering the form, or positioning an owl on high of an apple or different quilted motif.

(For recommendations on establishing your machine for quilting, take a look at Learn how to Get Began with Free Movement Quilting)

Learn how to Machine Quilt an Owl Motif

Start by drawing a number of tips to ascertain proportions. For the two-inch Owl motif beneath, draw a high line, then add a line 3/4 beneath the highest line, and one other line 1-1/4 inch beneath that line.  For a bigger border, preserve the identical proportions.

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Begin stitching on the center line.  Sew a collection of upward loops, angling towards the underside line.

Subsequent, sew a brief vertical line, then curve from proper to left, again to the start line.

Add a messy spiral to create the Owl’s left eye.  Add a diagonal line towards the middle of the motif.  That is the left facet of the beak.

Subsequent, full the V-shaped beak and add one other messy spiral to create the Owl’s proper eye.

Sew a curved line underneath the appropriate eye.

Kind the top of the owl by stitching a backward letter C across the eye.

Add a triangle or different form above the eyes, then add a curve across the left eye to finish the top of the owl.

Sew a curved line to create the physique and add ft on the base.

Full the Owl by stitching a curved line again to the middle guideline.

Sew a brief horizontal line and start the loops to begin one other Owl motif within the row.

When you learn to quilt the owl motif, create your individual variations.  Change the dimensions of the eyes and the embellishment on the owl’s head.  Sew leaves round him or for the scholar in your life, perch the Owl on high of a stack of books or a row of pencils.  For Halloween, perch the Owl on high of a Jack-o-Lantern!

When you have got enjoyable quilting–your quilts will probably be extra enjoyable!

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