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:
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.
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…
- Spiral Flower Project (theinboxjaunt.com)