Good Morning, Quilters!
Today, we have a tutorial for another flower motif, the Fantasy Flower. Stitch this fun motif as a background in any size, from small to very large. I think an 12 inch Fantasy Flower would be beautiful in the center of a quilt block!
The Fantasy Flower in the above photo was stitched next to another flower favorite , The Easy Breezy Flower.
(The Easy Breezy Flower and a few variations can be found in the Spring chapter of More Free Motion Machine Quilting 1-2-3!)
The motif’s center is similar to the Plenty of Sunshine motif.
To begin, stitch a small circle. The size of the circle will depend on the final size of the motif. In the sample here, the circle was a little smaller than a dime.
Next, closely echo stitch the circle two or three times.
Once you’ve complete the first motif, add an echo stitched circle and begin the next flower.
NOTE-Subsequent flower motifs will be a partial pattern with the edges abutting the previous flower.
Add More Interest
Add even more interest to your machine quilting design by occasionally adding an unexpected motif within the flowers. Slight design variations add interest to the quilted line and are more fun to stitch! Just like a few yellow dandelions make our green lawns more interesting–LOL!
Your Quilted Garden
What about YOU?
What’s in YOUR garden?
Are you gardening or quilting this week?
Do you have one flower in YOUR garden or many?
Are YOU willing to change thread to add a little design interest?
We’d LOVE to hear!
Lori, Lori Quite Contrary
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