DID YOU READ THE STORIES?
Good morning, Quilters!
FIRST…I would like to thank all of you who answered Friday’s question, Who taught YOU to sew? Thoroughly enjoyable reading! I loved that so many of you remembered your Home Ec teacher’s name. We will re-visit this topic later this month…You’ve given me a few ideas I would like to share.
POSIES ARE FOR-GIVING
The weather is gorgeous here in Minnesota right now…we’re in between a few thunderstorms…but the garden is thriving and that influences my quilting…
I love flowers!
Today, I have a little bouquet for YOU….and if you lean in really close to your screen you can even smell the lovely, sweet scent of peonies!
So, here’s where we’re going…
There are a lot of pictures and several steps, but this is an easy–and forgiving pattern. No need for perfection! (Just like in my garden–not perfect, but still pretty!)
This pattern requires a little marking. Begin by drawing two lines 3 inches apart and another line 1-1/2 inches above the top line.
On the middle line, draw “tick” mark every three inches.
On the bottom line, measure in 1-1/2 inches and then draw a tick mark every three inches.
Use a small ruler to connect the tick marks…and create triangles across the length of the fabric.
(NOTE-Check your ruler box, you may have a ruler that does this quicker…)
Now you are ready to stitch…
NOTE–The last row of petals extended above my drawn line or “rail”….This is fine as long as the rest of the motifs remain consistent.)
Stitch a straight line down to finish the right side of the posy’s triangle, (NOTE–Stop the stitches just before the bottom line) Then echo stitch back to the top….
You are now ready to begin the second posy.
To fill in the posies as above…
Begin stitching ON the bottom rail. Stitch straight across the rail and stop before the edge. Stitch a slightly backward angled line, then stitch from right to left. Continue back and forth until the triangles is almost filled.
Stitch all the way to the bottom “rail” and begin filling in the next triangle.
But, you know me…I can never stop with one flat of petunias at the flower market…
nor with one row of posies!
Pockets full of posies…the rest is kind of grim….
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