Do you know how Minnesotans deal with twelve inches of snow?
We pretend it didn’t happen! Well, this Minnesotan at least…
When the forecaster said SNOW starting in the evening and continuing all night long, I retreated to my sewing room and quilted a field of daisies! (In the morning, there was a lot of snow… I must admit it was absolutely gorgeous!)
Whatever the weather where YOU live, daisies make a beautiful background fill motif and they are easy to stitch.
Start by stitching a curve–anywhere from a full circle to a 1/4 circle. Echo stitch the curve.
Stitch out from the curve…
Add a wavy line. Keep it narrow and fluid. I try to scoop in near the base and flare out near the top to create more of a petal shape.
Add a clockwise or counterclockwise curve….but don’t stop here–looks scary–like Medusa or some wicked sea creature…
Continue adding curves and petals to fill the background.
What about YOU?
Are YOU facing a wall of white?
Do YOU need a field of flowers to cheer you up?
Do YOU ever hide in YOUR sewing room?
We’d LOVE to hear!
PS…All tutorials, images and information are the property of Lori Kennedy at The Inbox Jaunt and are intended for personal use. Feel free to re-blog, pin or share with attribution to The Inbox Jaunt. For all other purposes, please contact me at email@example.com. Thanks!PS…If you like these motifs and tips, be sure to check out my book, Free Motion Machine Quilting 1-2-3 .