Free-motion Quilted Eggs in a Basket

Free-motion Quilted Eggs in a Basket

Let’s get crackin’ and decorate eggs! No messy dyes. No spilled teacups! Create a gorgeous table runner or set of napkins for your spring table with the adorable, Eggs in a Basket free motion quilting motif!

I’m Lori Kennedy from Lori Kennedy Quilts and I’m back with another free motion quilting motif. The Egg in the Basket motif is a great pattern to let your creativity shine. Embellish your eggs with loops and lines or design your own patterns. For egg-stra special eggs, stitch with variegated, heavy weight thread for a marbleized effect. For even more fun, add the Baby Chicks motif or the Bunny FMQ pattern in between the baskets.

Free-motion Quilted Eggs in a Basket - step one

For uniform egg shapes, create a paper pattern and trace the shape with chalk onto the border before stitching.

Divide the border into thirds and mark horizontal guidelines. The basket will fill the bottom 1/3 easteaster egg, er egg, of the pattern and the egg will fill the top two thirds.

Trace several eggs along the border.

Free-motion Quilted Eggs in a Basket - step two

Begin stitching on the bottom line. Stitch a vertical line to the middle line. Add a half scallop and then full scallops along the middle guideline.

Free-motion Quilted Eggs in a Basket - step three

Stitch three full scallops and another half scallop. Stitch to the bottom line.

Free-motion Quilted Eggs in a Basket - step four

Stitch along the bottom guideline from right to left. Add echo stitched vertical lines to embellish the basket.

Free-motion Quilted Eggs in a Basket - step five

Closely echo stitch the left side of the basket. Stitch along the traced egg line.

Free-motion Quilted Eggs in a Basket - step six

Closely echo stitch the right side of the egg. At the top of the egg, stitch a curved line from right to left.

Free-motion Quilted Eggs in a Basket - step eight

Echo stitch the curved line twice, ending on the left side. Add a row of loops.

Free-motion Quilted Eggs in a Basket - step eight

Add another set of curved and loops to fill the egg. Stitch a small loop to begin the next motif in the row.

Free-motion Quilted Eggs in a Basket - step nine

The eggs can be tilted at different angles to create a more interesting border!

Hippity-hoppity! Happy Stitching!

Lori

 

For more Spring motifs and whimsical designs, check out my books at LoriKennedyShop!

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