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,
PS…For more step-by-step tutorials like A Mushroom for Rose, see my two books:
PRE-ORDERS OF MY SECOND BOOK!
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