The Square Daisy-A Machine Quilting Tutorial

Square Daisy, Machine Quilting, Lori Kennedy

Happy Morning, Quilters!

How does YOUR garden grow?  The daisies in my garden are just about to shine!

I LOVE daisies!

Today’s machine quilted daisy –perfect for any square block–is a variation of The Basic Block we learned last Tuesday– The Square Daisy is even easier to stitch!

Begin the motif in the corner, add a little spiral in the center (where many seams intersect) and add petals along the diagonal and straight divisions of the block–a perfect way to stabilize a block AND make it as pretty as a daisy!

THE SQUARE DAISY-A MACHINE QUILTING TUTORIAL

If necessary, draw diagonal lines across the block.  If the block has seam lines, this may not be required.

Begin stitching in the upper left corner.  Stitch a convex line ending before the center of the block.  Add a Spiral in the center of the block  (A full circle would work as well.)

Square Daisy, Machine Quilting, Lori Kennedy

Add a pointed petal along the vertical axis of the block.

Square Daisy, Machine Quilting, Lori Kennedy

Continue working clockwise around the block, adding pointed petals:

Add another pointed petal along the diagonal axis and the horizontal axis.

Square Daisy, Machine Quilting, Lori Kennedy

Continue around the block…

Square Daisy, Machine Quilting, Lori Kennedy

Square Daisy, Machine Quilting, Lori Kennedy

Complete the half petal from the first step, then stitch all the way around the block…

Square Daisy, Machine Quilting, Lori Kennedy

Or stitch 3/4 around the first block to begin the next block.

(Finish stitch the left side of the blocks after all the blocks in a row are complete.)

Square Daisy, Machine Quilting, Lori Kennedy

He loves me…He loves me not…He loves me…

Square Daisy, Machine Quilting, Lori Kennedy

In the mood for Orange?  Try a bundle of Boundless -the pre-cuts are a great value with my affiliate link HERE.

Boundless Orange Fabric

What could be prettier (or easier) than a row of daisies!

Next Tuesday–another Square Block variation!

Happy Doodle-Stitch-Garden!

Lori

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American Quilter Magazine–Sailboats and More!

AQ Magazine, My Line with Lori Kennedy

Happy Monday, Quilters!

Mondays are the beginning of a the week, and just like the beginning of a New Year, they are an opportunity to re-group and set new goals.  So…speaking for myself…it’s time to set #MoveMore goals in the quest to #LoseThoseFatQuarters!

sleeping pig

What about YOU?  Quilting is sedentary…do YOU need to be more balanced this week?

Among the many beneficial side effects, exercise has been shown to increase brain cell growth and memory!

Read more from The Telegraph HERE

#SmartQuilters!

#SmartQuiltersFinishMoreUFOs!

AMERICAN QUILTER MAGAZINE

Once you’ve finished your exercise, grab a tall glass of water and dive into the May issue of American Quilter Magazine.

In my column, My Line with Lori Kennedy, you’ll find The Sailboat, Waves and more.

AQ Magazine, My Line with Lori Kennedy

I think you’ll also enjoy Kimberly’s Korner with Kimberly Einmo.

Don’t wait–it’s been on newsstands for a few weeks…

AQ Magazine, My Line with Lori Kennedy

I hope YOU have a great week planned!

Exercise first!  #noexcuses

Signed,

Not-so-Lazy, Lori

PS…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 lckennedy@hotmail.com.  Thanks!