Good Morning, Quilters!
Today, we are going to expand on last week’s quilting motif, The Welsh Leaf, with two easier variations. All of the motifs have the same basic shape and spirals, but we’ll change the spirals to create different leaves. In the design world, they call this “repeat and vary”! It’s a great way to add interest to any design-whether it is a quilt or a garden!
The Welsh Leaf
In our first Spiral Welsh Leaf, we added spirals that curled in and then out again. Check out my very first tutorial ever: Four Steps to Perfect Spirals HERE-I didn’t even stitch it! LOL! and Four Secrets to Better Spirals.
It is challenging to get the spacing right for this type of spiral. In addition, the right and left version are like two totally different motifs in terms of motor learning.
Welsh Leaf with Messy Spirals
For an easy version, try the Welsh Leaf with messy spirals like the spirals in the Christmas Rose.
Simply stitch in to the center and out again, without worrying about spacing.
I LOVE the quirky look of this motif!
Welsh Leaf with Silly Spirals
For another variation, try the leaf with Silly Spirals
The goal is to keep the spacing even, but it doesn’t need to be perfect!
Echostitching the Welsh Leaf
After you complete the leaf, it looks better if you add a row of echo stitching. You can echo stitch one leaf at a time, or echo stitch a row of leaves all at one time. Once you begin to stitch the leaves in rows or patterns, this will become clearer.
And now that we know a few variations of the Welsh Leaf we will be combining them! Stay tuned!
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