You guys all let me know on facebook and through email yesterday how much you liked the new quilted Easter eggs I posted about, and I finally have the pattern ready for you! (You can buy it HERE.) I’m super excited about this one … and what’s got me so excited about these is that the possibilities seem so endless for decorating them! Different color combos, ribbons, embellishments… I mean, they’re Easter eggs, right? So you can use lots of bright colors, patterns… get flashy!
This tutorial has over 70 (!) step by step photos showing you how to make these beautiful Easter eggs (that’s what took me so long to get this tutorial done). First, I will take you through the process of creating a basic egg. After I show you the technique, I show you more ways to change the look, by making variations in the pattern, or finishing the bottom of the egg differently. The possibilities with these are endless, and I know that by the time you are done with one, you will probably have come up with tons more of your own creative ideas! (In fact, I would LOVE for you to tell me what you come up with down below in the comments of this post.)
The basic process to making these is very similar to making a quilted ball ornament, so if you are pretty experienced with those, you can probably get by without buying this one (what a salesperson I am, huh?) But, if you do want to check it out, I’ve shown some variations that might give you a few new ideas. :)
You know, when I first began writing these tutorials about a year and a half ago, I worried a little bit about the fact that they didn’t contain any drawings or diagrams, like a traditional pattern would. Sometimes these folded fabric projects can be a little bit hard to explain, and I honestly just wasn’t sure how to do that by drawing diagrams or just describing everything in words. It doesn’t help that I am the most right-brained person I know, and I just cannot look at a diagram or explanation and then simply figure out what I am supposed to do. So, when I wrote my very first ornament tutorial, I focused on taking a ton of photos (photography is a hobby of mine anyway!), and explaining every step along the way. Basically, I wrote it like I would have wanted to learn.
Well, I recently received an email from a customer about the tutorial she’d purchased, and she told me that she had tried several times to make a quilted ornament, but they just kept giving her trouble. She had a hard time getting her sides to match up, and everything just kept coming out unevenly in general. She decided to give my tutorial a try, even though she already understood the basic technique…. and she told me that she made an ornament nearly perfectly on the very first try with my instructions! She said the step by step photos made it so easy to follow, that it felt like she was making it right along side me. That made my week. :)
That is exactly the reason that I started writing my tutorials this way. I want them to be easy to follow, and for you to feel like I am right there explaining everything to you as you go. I also try very hard to explain things in a way that isn’t rigid… I want you to be able to take the techniques from these tutorials, and then expand on them with your own creative ideas! I don’t sell very many tutorials (as of right now I’ve only got 7 different ones for sale, and all the rest of my ornament tutorials are freebies here on my blog), and that’s because I really take a LOT of time with each one, making sure that my photos are the best they can be, and that everything is really easy to follow. I really, really appreciate all of you who have purchased one or more of my tutorials and who have gotten as addicted to making all these quilted creations as I am! We should start a club! :D
As always, if you follow this, or any of my other tutorials, and come up with any questions along the way, please don’t hesitate to ask! You can either leave a comment here on my blog, or email me, and I’ll get back to you with an answer as soon as I can. :)
(Here’s where you can get the tutorial: Quilted Easter Egg tutorial)
Happy Easter egg making!