Good Morning, Quilters!
First–a quick apology about broken links….I’ve been trying to pre-schedule a few posts…and mistakenly I have hit the “publish” button which publishes a post immediately…oops! Sorry for the inconvenience!
I know it’s February, but it seems we should have a #FlowersinWinter campaign! Something to add a bit of color the never-ending days of white snow!
So let’s create a row of Irises to brighten our days!
THE IRIS MACHINE QUILTING TUTORIAL
Begin by drawing a rectangle…any size that fits YOUR quilt. In the sample below, the rectangle is 3 x 3-1/2 inches.
Begin stitching in the middle of the bottom line. Stitch a straight line and add a small oval.
Next, add a rounded petal on the right….
Stitch under the center and add a rounded petal on the left.
Next, add two rounded petals below the first set. Stitch the right one first, then the left petal–almost like a figure “8”.
Add two bottom petals, then retrace the stem line.
To create the leaf, stitch a straight line at an angle and add a small circle…
Add a curved line to the create the outside of the leaf,
Stitch under the flower to create the left leaf.
Now plant a border of Irises by stitching under the motif to begin the next one in the row–or add a few swishes and plant this right in the middle of your square blocks!
As always, Doodle First!
This would be gorgeous on any quilt, Modern or Traditional…
But don’t limit yourself to a quilt–why not add an Iris to a cloth napkin, or a table runner, or the border of a skirt…
YOU get the idea–once you “own” a motif…it’s YOURS!
May you always enjoy #FlowersInWinter!
The Happy Quilted Gardener,
PS…This tutorial was stitched on my Happy BERNINA 770QE-a domestic sewing machine (without a stitch regulator) on Kona cotton using Sulky 40 wt Rayon thread on top and Aurifil cotton 50 wt in the bobbin–the combination lock stitches beautifully! I use cotton batting for all the tutorials and wool batting for my blanket style quilts!
PPS…All tutorials, images and information are the property of Lori Kennedy at The Inbox Jaunt and are intended for personal use only. Feel free to re-blog, pin or share with attribution to The Inbox Jaunt. For all other purposes, please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org. Thanks!