How to Quilt a Mushroom Motif
Today’s tutorial is dedicated to my Czech grandmother, Rose–one of the most loving people I have ever known! She loved to cook and she adored mushrooms. I can still remember her squealing with delight when a friend gave her a large shelf mushroom found at the base of the tree in the fall! She would have loved today’s motif!
A Mushroom for Rose- HOW TO FREE MOTION MACHINE QUILT A MUSHROOM
Begin stitching the stem of the mushroom–a pear shape or a rounded rectangle.
Closely echo stitch the left side of the stem, stopping approximately half way up the left side.
Stitch a clockwise bean shape, ending on the left side of the stem.
Stitching from one side of the stem to the other and around the bean shape, add a rounded triangle to create the mushroom cap.
Stitch to the tip of the stem and add short lines radiating to the edge of the bean and back to the center.
Fill the bean shape with overstitched lines. Stitch down the right side of the stem to begin the next motif in the row.
Mushrooms come in all shapes and sizes. Once you know the basic mushroom recipe, it is easy to create your own variations!
Tomorrow: Doodled variations of mushrooms and fungi.
Later in the week-We’ll stir together the mushrooms and our new thread, Aurifil’s Lana wool to create a quick and easy project for the kitchen!
Everything’s better with mushrooms!
What about YOU?
Do YOU like mushrooms?
Do YOU like mushroom motifs?
Do YOU have a favorite mushroom recipe?
Was YOUR grandmother The Best?
We’d LOVE to hear!
Your Fungi Favoring Friend,
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21 responses to “How to Quilt a Mushroom Motif”
Of course my grandmother was the best!!! So was my husband’s Aunt Rose who happened to have been born on the very same day and same year as my grandmother!! They were both wonderful cooks.I developed a love of mushrooms on my own, though.There are so many ways to cook them! My favorite is mushroom sauce over cornmeal polenta.
Thank you for the wonderful quilting mushroom(s) as I may use them when doing my next quilt.
really, really cute but you forgot to put the fairies beneath them-lol
Would it be ok to have a hamburger with carmelize onion and mushrooms for breakfast? You are making me hungry and dinner is so far away.
I loved mushrooms since I was young. When I was 12 my oldest sister got married… She had some kind of home decor party and I got to pick something for myself… I picked a set of 4 decorative mugs all with mushrooms on them . Still got them . Wow was that a long time ago. Love your mushrooms motif! Loved my grandmas!
That’s so funny! I’m sure I would have picked the mushrooms as well!
When I was still living in the UP, “shrooming” was always the highlight of spring and nothing was so exciting as looking for Morels. The last year I lived up there, they were so plentiful that I even canned many a pint of them. Just one of the things I miss so much from the UP.
Except those looooong winters!!! My family used to go mushroom hunting in WI, too. Oh, those long-ago days! But we have morels here in MT, so I am delighted when I find them.
These are so adorable! I will use them no doubt.
Wild mushroom risotto … Italy here I come!!!!
In 1973 I made my mom a set of mushroom canisters (flour, sugar, coffee, tea). We always stopped at the mushroom farm after getting our hair cut, it was on the way home. My mom passed in 2008 and my dad in 2015. I got the canisters in 2015 and decided to donate them to the mushroom farm on the condition they will not be sold. They have LOTS of mushroom memorabilia! Now when I stop, the canisters are on display on the top shelf in the center of the refrigerated section. It brings a huge smile to my face to remember all the fun we had trying out the various samples of cheese, salsa, pickled mushrooms. . . . .
How lovely that you can visit the canisters and so many others can enjoy them too! What a great memory!
These are so cute. They remind me a bit of the dancing mushrooms in Disney’s Fantasia (personally one of my altime favorite movies). https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZJYN1d3f2dc
That was adorable! Thanks for sending the link! Forgot all about it!
I LIKE mushrooms, but in my quilting???? Then I realized that I am starting a series of nature quilts, and I think a hidden mushroom or two will be wonderful. Thanks!
Yes–just a few mushrooms tucked in here and there–it will be magical!
I love mushrooms too! Thank you for the tutorial, it’s so cute. I come from Slovak roots. Did your grandmother make you nut and poppy seed roll?
I don’t remember nut rolls but I do remember poppy seed filling in a few pastries!
We love to go mushroom hunting. Thanks for this tutorial. It’s my favorite so far.
Trying to catch up on the month of posts I missed… My husband’s parents were from the Czech Republic and settled in mid-Wisconsin near other Czech folks.They used to go mushroom harvesting in the national forests. The mushrooms were then cleaned and put in the the freezer. But it had to be a certain kind of mushroom..my mother-in-law was so exacting about that. I learned but would never trust myself alone. She made bread dumplings, apple strudel, rolickys, ptacky, listy, pusinky, houska, (spellings?) well.. the list goes on and on. I was so blessed that she was a good teacher to me.
She used to laugh that she couldn’t sew on a button right. And she lamented that her house plants always died as she had no green thumb. Our youngest daughter, at age 10, said to her, “That’s alright, Babi, you have dough hands.” That was a hit with Babi !!! I do wish all our parents were here still to see their grandkids grown up and our
grands too…( and my quilts… heh heh!)
Marta-my grandmother was Czech too and baked the same pastries!