The Easiest Flower Ever

If you thought the Spiral Lollipop Flower was fun-then you are going to love today’s flower motif.  This flower is The Easiest Flower ever!

Here’s a little quilted storyboard of where we are going:

Free Motion Quilting Flower Motif

Begin in the center and spiral outward–stopping with a complete circle.  Then just begin leapfrogging around the circle.  I usually like five petals.

Once you return to the first petal, start working your way around again…

As I go around again, I try to offset the petals by placing the inward point of the new petals- on the rounded apex of the row before it.

Continue circling around the flower until you have filled up most of the space-leaving room for leaves if desired.  After the last row of petals, I often stitch a narrow row of echo quilting… and then add leaves.

Free Motion Quilting Flower Motif

It is one of my favorite flower motifs and I use it frequently to fill squares.  I stitched it repeatedly in Olivia’s College Doodle Quilt.

I also like to stitch variations on The Easiest Flower:

The first block is the basic Easiest Flower:

The second flower is created by echo quilting after ever layer of petals is added.  It has a slightly different look…

The next variation is stitched by not off-setting the inward points and the curves.  This flower looks has a very pleasing look as well.

In the final variation, the last row of petals is pointed.   I really like this flower, too…(by now you must know that I have never met a flower I didn’t like…)

I hope you will have fun with this addictive little flower…and I hope you agree that it is The Easiest Flower Ever!

Practice on paper first…If you can’t doodle it on paper, you won’t be able to stitch it fluently…

Coming soon:  several festive Christmas tree motifs…

Until then…

Happy Stitching,



21 thoughts on “The Easiest Flower Ever

  1. You have finally convinced me that I can (and will) do this——thank you for all of your work with the serial pics, photos and postings…. we don’t pay you enough!

  2. This is probably a dumb question, but is this hand stitching or machine?

    Laura “non-quilter” Rees

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  5. Sew Happy to have stumbled across your blog! You are going to teach me a lot. I subscribed and hope to improve my free motion quilting skills. You are very talented! I am jealous of your new Bernina! ENJOY her!! I was born and raised in MN and I remember MANY years ago (when in grade school) going on a field trip to Stillwater.

    • Hi Susan! Thrilled you found us—and a fellow-Minneostan! As you can tell, I love to quilt-especially free motion quilting–and I have many more ideas to share! Let me know if you have any questions along the way…

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