One of my favorite motifs is Grid Pop (page 140 of my first book). It creates a very striking background in any quilt and it mixes nicely with other motifs and in quilts, for example- here and on Mr. Nutcracker HERE
The motif can be adapted to any shape to create dramatically different results. By changing the squares to circles, we can quilt the Circle Pop machine quilting motif.
CIRCLE POP-A MACHINE QUILTING TUTORIAL
For the first circle, echo stitch around the shape several times.
Add another circle.
Echo stitch the circle until the point where it intersects the previous circle.
Reverse directions to echo stitch back.
Continue outlining the circle with clockwise and counter-clockwise revolutions. By stitching it this way, we minimize the number of times the stitching line crosses itself.
For a slightly different effect, echo stitch full revolutions, allowing the lines to cross. (This may look better if you are using a low-contrast or lighter weight thread than I am using here.)
Try both versions of the Circle Pop quilting motif to see which works best for you and for your quilt.
Try this motif with a variety of circle sizes too!
Here’s a little music to get you moving!
What about YOU?
Do YOU have a quilt that needs a little POP?
Are you going round in circles?
Your Dizzy Friend,
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