Good Morning, Quilters!
Can you believe it is August?!! Time flies and summer flies faster!
Today, we are stitching the JULY flower of the month *sigh*…
If YOUR birthday was in July, Happy Birthday!
Larkspur and Water Lilies are YOUR birth flower.
(I spent most of the month working on a Water Lily. Unfortunately when in was quilted, it looked more like Pac-Man than a flower, but I’ll keep trying)
Larkspur represents strong bonds of love and a happy nature!
THE LARKSPUR MACHINE QUILTING TUTORIAL
This motif can be stitched quite large and will fill a quilt very quickly. Use it as an All-over motif to cover an entire quilt (in lieu of stippling) or as a background motif to fill individual blocks.
Begin by stitching a sideways “V”.
Add a wide “V” Add a sideways “v” Complete the X with an upside down V.
Now you are ready to stitch the shape of the flower. Stitch several shallow scallops around the X.Echostitch the flower 2-3 times.
Add another X anywhere along the echo stitching.
To create the next flower shape, echo the line of the previous flower–this will make the flowers look clustered and over-lapping.Continue adding Xs, flowers and echostitching….
Especially if you DOODLE FIRST!
As I look at it now, it reminds me of a cotton boll too!
Hmmm….wonder if that is the flower for August or September–maybe I could say I’m ahead of schedule!
Happy as a Lark,
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