Swirling Stars quilting tutorial from TheInboxJaunt — just in time for July 4th! Check out Lori’s creative and exceptionally well done quilting and I hope you’ll be inspired to try it out. I am going to as soon as I get the chance to set up my new sewing area!
Just in time for the Fourth of July, we have the Swirling Stars for our Tuesday Tutorial this week!
This is a great way to embellish any patriotic quilt, but it also looks great on summer quilts, sailboat quilts, boys quilts, military-inspired quilts….I’m sure you can find a spot on ANY quilt for this motif. So let’s get started…
Draw three lines to serve as “rails”–just guidelines to keep things tidy. In the sample below, the rails are one inch apart. Stitch a spiral with a long tail. In the sample below, the tails are two inches long. (See the spiral tutorials HERE and HERE.)
From heavy paper or tag board, cut out a small star. (Draw one, print one, or look for a stencil.)
I found this stencil at JoAnn Fabrics.
Use the stencil or the cutout to draw a star around each spiral. If…
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