Today’s Topic: Doodle and Quilt The Square Flower Motif and Variations
Good Morning, Quilters!
Welcome to Week 8 of our 25 week quilt-a-long based on my new book 25 Days to Better Machine Quilting!
Today’s lesson is all about one of my favorite motifs, the versatile Square Flower. It is also a fan favorite. I designed this motif more than six years ago, and of all my original motifs, I have seen The Square Flower on more quilts than any other. Why? Because it is pretty and if fills a square block evenly. The symmetry is very pleasing.
The Square Flower on YouTube
I spent most of the morning creating a video for you (in other words–please watch, LOL!) Just like in the video, I recommend you doodle the motif first, then begin quilting.
YouTube Channel, Quilt with Lori How to Doodle and Quilt The Square Flower
The Square Flower Variations
While the symmetry is pleasing, The Square Flower remains pleasing even when the central spiral is offset.
Try doodling the Square Flower with the center spiral offset and the spiral in different sizes.
The Square Flower Doesn’t Have to Be Square
The Square Flower can easily be modified to fill a variety of shapes. It fills half square triangles and quarter square triangles very well! (I bet you have a few triangles in your quilts!?)
And even if you are filling a square, you can always turn it into two triangles!
Check out The Flower Variations Tutorial for more ideas and photos!
Stitch the Table Runner
Doodle and practice quilting the Square Flower motif then, fill in the square blocks on your table runner.
Either fill all the squares with The Square Flower and variations, or alternate The Square Flower with Flower Power.
Use a contrasting color thread so we can really enjoy your handiwork!
Fe sure to share your photos in the private Facebook group, Quilting with LKQ.
And I’d LOVE it if you would share on Pinterest and your Facebook feed and Instagram-and tell them where to find LKQ! (Shameless internet begging)
What About YOU?
Have YOU set up your table runner for this week’s lesson?
Do YOU love quilted flowers?
When is the last time you cleaned your sewing machine? (Shameless internet nagging)
We’d LOVE to hear!
Your Quilting Gardener,
Lily-of-the (St. Croix) Valley-Lori (Say that 3 times fast!)
PS…All tutorials, images and information are the property of Lori Kennedy Quilts and are intended for personal use only. Feel free to re-blog, pin or share with attribution to LKQ. For all other purposes, please contact me at Lori@LoriKennedyQuilts.com. Thank you!