Friday, December 16, 2016

Free Motion Friday - Pills

It's going to snow here in MN.  And by snow, I mean we are expecting 8-11 inches at my house followed by temperatures Saturday evening of -19 degrees.  Yes.  -19.  You read that right.  Time to quilt!  No way am I leaving the house.  Yes, going to see Rogue One is tempting, but not in temperatures like that.  It can wait a few days.

Since my son and I have been home sick with a virus the last few days it seems appropriate that this week's design is called Pills.  We debated on other names, but in the end, that is really what they look like.

Written directions for this design can be found here.

Start by stitching in the ditch around the block.  Then make a pill shape about 1 inch wide by 2 inches long.

Stitch an elongated S shaped line through the pill as shown below.

Stitch up 1/8 inch along the outside edge then echo your first s line.  Then add a third line.

Stitch along the oustide until you get to the spot where you want to start your next Pill.  Here are a few pills all stitched up.

Here we are about 1/2 of the way through.

And the final result!  I think it's a lot of fun.

I hope you get to quilt today!


  1. That is an awesome motif!!!! But especially when you use contrasting thread!!!! Well done for sure!!!!!

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