Good Morning, Quilters!
Over the last several Tuesday Tutorials, we have been adding to our repertoire of motifs that can be used to fill square blocks:
The Square Daisy and
In all of the Square Block motifs so far, a single element has been repeated along all the axes.
Today’s tutorial, The Modern Leaf Square, we have two different elements: the leaf and the berry, alternating on the axes.
THE MODERN LEAF SQUARE-A FREE MOTION QUILT TUTORIAL
Begin by drawing diagonal lines across the block, then divide the square horizontally and vertically. Add a small circle in the center.
Begin stitching in the left, upper corner. Stitch the first half of an oval leaf, ending on the central circle.
Stitch over 1-2 stitches, stitch a short straight line along the vertical axis and add a circle.
Closely echo stitch back to the central circle.
Add a full leaf on the diagonal axis.
Stitch over a few stitches, add a circle and the next leaf.
Continue working clockwise around the square, alternating leaves and circles.
Complete the first leaf and exit the block.
Stitch in the ditch or seam line to begin quilting the next block. Or knot off before turning over another Modern Leaf Block.
Simple and pretty–thoroughly Modern.
For a different look, change the placement of the elements: add the circles on the diagonals and the leaves on the horizontal and vertical axes.
Or combine both in the same quilt for more interest!
Hope this inspires YOU to get quilting TODAY!!!
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