Good Morning, Quilters!
Today, we are going to learn how to quilt a cactus! This pattern was designed by Lisa Giesfeldt.
Lisa is an award-winning quilter who has volunteered to share some of her original motifs with us! I know you will find her quilts and her story very inspiring! (She can not see most of her stitching!)
Thank you to Chris Lynn Kirsh for her interview of Lisa HERE
How to Quilt a Cactus Pattern
Begin by drawing two parallel lines–or center the motif on the border of your quilt between seamlines.
Begin stitching on the bottom line. Stitch a vertical line, then add a rounded shape on the right side. Stop just above the vertical line.
Add a vertical line and curve the top.
Next, add another rounded cactus “arm”.
Stitch straight down to complete the cactus and add a little scrub grass if desired. Stitch along the bottom line to begin the next cactus motif.
Don’t Get Pinched!
As you stitch the arms of the cactus, consider adding spines for more interest.
For a wider border, stitch the cactus motif and add a row of inverted cactuses. Doodle first, of course!
While you’re doodling, try your own variation of the cactus! There are more than 2000 varieties and you can see many at Home Stratosphere HERE
YOUR Favorite Cactus?
Minnesota (where I live) only has three native cactus plants: two types of prickly pair cactus and the purple cactus.
Do YOU have more varieties in YOUR garden or state?
What is YOUR favorite cactus?
We’d LOVE to hear!
Your Prickly Quilter,
PS…Thank you again, Lisa Giesfeldt!
Lisa is available for custom quilting: Whitefirstname.lastname@example.org
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