Good Morning, Quilters!
Today we are going to learn how to machine quilt Ferns and Fiddleheads! This is a great background fill or border motif. Try this motif in place of traditional feathers for a modern, whimsical leaf pattern!
Before we get to work….
Teaching at Wisconsin Quilt Expo
I will be teaching Easy Machine Quilting at Wisconsin Quilt Expo this week! If YOU live in the area, I would LOVE for YOU to join me Thursday or Friday at 1:00 for a one hour lecture and demonstration. Please come say “Hi”!
I’d love to meet YOU in person!
How to Machine Quilt Ferns and Fiddleheads
Begin by stitching a short, wavy line.
Add scallops along the wavy line.
Complete the scallops on one side of the centerline, then add scallops to the opposite side.
Create a loop at the top of the Fern
Next, add a spiral Fiddlehead and overstitch the spiral to create a heavier line.
Stitch another wavy line. This line can travel in any direction.
Add scallops on both sides of the wavy line. Stretch the scallops to fill in the space fully.
When there is a large gap between the ferns, fill it with a spiral, fiddlehead.
Odd shaped scallops give the pattern more personality–so don’t worry about perfection!
Ferns and Fiddleheads as a Border
Stitch a line of Ferns and Fiddleheads to create a fun border pattern!
Fast, Fun and Fabulous, Ferns and Fiddleheads!
Say that free fimes fast!
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