Faye’s Flowers-A Machine Quilting Tutorial

Flower FMQ Tutorial, KennedyGood Morning, Quilters!

Welcome back to Tuesday Tutorials!  Every week-a new, original step-by-step pattern.  I stitch on a domestic sewing machine-A BERNINA 770 QE…however, these motifs will work on any machine from treadle to long arm.

Today’s pattern, named after my daughter, Faye (a fabulous doodler) would look great on any quilt, from Modern to Traditional.


Begin stitching a small circle.  I overstitched this circle for added emphasis.

Next, stitch a small scallop.
Flower FMQ Tutorial, KennedyEcho stitch the scallop twice–each scallop will be stitched three times:  left, right left. Flower FMQ Tutorial, Kennedy Stitch 4-5 more sets of scallops around the central circle.Flower FMQ Tutorial, Kennedy Overlap a set of scallops to begin another row.

Flower FMQ Tutorial, Kennedy Stitch several rows of scallops to fill any space.Flower FMQ Tutorial, KennedyAdd leaves…Flower FMQ Tutorial, Kennedy Or fill the space with plain Faye’s Flowers.   Flower FMQ Tutorial, KennedyOne of MY new favorites-and I hope you like it too!

Happy Stitching!


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22 thoughts on “Faye’s Flowers-A Machine Quilting Tutorial

  1. Faye’s Flower or Not Faye’s Flowers… Lol! Sorry Olivia! .. I just had to throw that in there! I love Faye’s flowers! Will definitely be a fave to use. Thanks Lori and Faye for the new design!

  2. Очень симпатичный цветок. Обязательно воспользуюсь им для украшения своего блока.
    Спасибо огромное.

  3. How do you transition from one flower to the next? Is it permissible to backstitch and end the design, clip your threads then move your needle to a new area? i.e., in some of your quilting tutorials you talk about sectioning off your quilt into blocks and quilting a block at a time. I think this would be a great element for exactly that, but don’t know how I would move from one block to the other. Would it be better for newbies like myself to trace the flower onto tracing paper and then using a tracing wheel, mark the design onto your fabric then sew along the traced lines?

    Blessings and Happy New Year to you and yours…

    • I avoid marking like that. It’s better to be more free form even if the results aren’t perfect. I do a combination of over stitching and cutting and knotting to move between squares and areas of a quilt. I often try to leave a space between the lines so I can travel by echo stitching rather than over stitching. This is most important when you use heavy threads.

  4. I have a community service quilt to quilt. It has very busy fabric and I thought Faye’s Flower would be fun to do on it, but don’t know how to connect the flowers to make it an overall design. Any suggestions? Thank you.

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