Good Morning, Quilters! Thank you to all of you who solved the “Bushel and a Peck” mystery (see more in A Valentine for my Mother…the song is from Guys and Dolls. Also, I really enjoyed last Friday’s discussion about Quilt Labels. I will be changing how I stitch my labels now–into the FMQ and into the bindings. Sad to think we have to be so theft-aware with our quilts!
The Flower Variation Tutorial
A frequent request from readers is more explanation on using the motifs and tutorials in quilts. In today’s tutorial we begin with The Square Flower Tutorial and try stitching it in several variations to fit different quilt shapes.
Many quilts employ The Half Square Triangle. One way to use our Flower design in a Half Square Triangle is to stitch the center of the flower in one of the corners.
The other half of the square could be left with minimal quilting…
Or…another Half Square Flower could be added in the opposite corner…
We can also stitch the center of the flower ON the middle line…
Leave the other half of the square with minimal stitching to emphasize the flower design.
Another common quilt shape is the Quarter Square Triangle…
Our flower could be adapted to fill this pattern as well. Again, a simple outline of the other triangles looks great and emphasizes the Flower Motif.
We can vary the look of The Square Flower by changing the position of the center…
Each flower has a different look.
This adds another dimension to any square.
The next time you have a shape to fill, try the very Variable Flower on your quilt!
NOTE–This tutorial was stitched on my Bernina 820 (without a BSR) using Robison-Anton rayon thread on top and Aurifil 50 wt cotton in the bobbin using a Schmetz 90 Topstitch needle. The squares are 4-1/2inches.
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