I’ve been in the garden a lot lately…though not as much as I should be…the weeds…the weeds!
While there are flowers like Poppies and Red Roses stealing the show, I’m always impressed by the effort that some of the smaller posies put forth to grab a little of the Sun’s glow.
Even the weeds have pretty little flowers when you look really close. So today’s post is dedicated to the “back row” flowers–all the Forget-Me-Not flowers that offer their abundance so graciously.
We admire you, too little posy!
THE FORGET-ME-NOT FREE MOTION QUILT TUTORIAL
This motif begins like many others with a short spiral. The difference here is you re-trace the spiral-stitch right ON the previous line of stitching–stopping just outside the curl.Then stitch four or five scallops around the curl.And spiral off to begin the next flower…Simple!
NOTE-Always be careful when double stitching is recommended on other motifs. If the area that is double stitched is not a focal point, it can look messy.
Wouldn’t two or three Forget-Me-Nots look pretty on the cuff of a sleeve-near the buttons–unexpected and therefore delightful…just like in the garden. (Waxing poetic…)Hope your day is filled with unexpected pleasures!
PS…EXCITING NEWS to report later this week…and I think YOU will be excited, too!
PPS…This tutorial was stitched on my BERNINA 770 QE with fabulous tension adjustability using Sulky Rayon 30wt (did YOU know Sulky comes in a 30 wt?) with Aurifil 50 wt in the bobbin (better stitch formation when I use cotton in the bobbin) on Kona cotton with Warm and Natural cotton batting.
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