The Dizzy Daisy-A FREE, Free Motion Quilt Tutorial

The Dizzy Daisy, Free Motion Quilting

 

Good morning, Quilters!

It’s Tuesday…time for another FREE, free motion quilt tutorial!

From the moment this pattern appeared on my sketchbook, I knew it would be one of my favorites.

And, yes…it did appear as if by magic. Serendipity happens sometimes when one doodles aimlessly-

Another reason for YOU to doodle frequently!

Today’s pattern would look great in the background of any quilt.  It is modern, but sophisticated enough to be included in the most formal of quilts.

The Dizzy Daisy, Free Motion QuiltingBegin stitching in the corner of the quilt–along a border.

Begin by stitching a spiral

The Dizzy Daisy, Free Motion Quilting

The Dizzy Daisy, Free Motion QuiltingStitch around the spiral and take two straight stitches along the border.

The Dizzy Daisy, Free Motion Quilting

Spiral around as many times as you would like.  Make some of the spirals large and some small-this makes the pattern more interesting to “read”.

Next, begin stitching another spiral by sweeping away from the first motif.

The Dizzy Daisy, Free Motion QuiltingStitch around the new spiral…whenever you reach the first spiral, take two stitches–parallel to the first spiral and stitch back around…the outer rotations will not be full circles…

The Dizzy Daisy, Free Motion QuiltingContinue adding new spirals…

The Dizzy Daisy, Free Motion QuiltingAn entire background could be filled with just the connected spirals.  Gorgeous!

The Dizzy Daisy, Free Motion QuiltingTo add a little “daisy” to our “dizzy”….add the petals from The Happy Blossom Free Motion Quilt Tutorial

The Dizzy Daisy, Free Motion QuiltingThen add more spirals…

The Dizzy Daisy, Free Motion Quilting

In not time at all, you’ll be “Dizzy with Daisies” and your quilt will be complete!

The Dizzy Daisy, Free Motion Quilting

I think this is my new favorite….

The Dizzy Daisy, Free Motion QuiltingBut then again, I say that every week…

I’ve stitched so many Dizzy Daisies…I feel faint…I think I’ll take a little nap…THEN I’ll go clean the house?!

Lori

PS…This tutorial was stitched on Robert Kaufman Kona cotton fabric using Aurifil 28/2 cotton thread on top and Aurifil 50 wt cotton thread in the bobbin on my Bernina 820 without a stitch regulator using a Schmetz 90 Topstitch needle.  The batting is Tuscany Silk–new for me, I’m giving it a whirl and a twirl and spin….I’ll let you know what I think.

PS…All tutorials, information and images are the property of Lori Kennedy at The Inbox Jaunt and are intended for personal use only.  Feel free to share with attribution to The Inbox Jaunt.  For all other purposes, please contact me at lckennedy@hotmail.com.  Thanks!

Summer Art–Rock Painting

LKennedy.RockPainting003A few weeks ago, my nephew, his wife and their four children made the trek to Minnesota for a little “Up North” fun.

After collecting rocks on The St. Croix River, we spent several happy hours creating painted rocks to trade and share.

I even had my portrait painted–see rock above…

Painted RocksWith only a few days–gasp!!–yes, days left before the kids return to school, you might enjoy this little pastime. (If you don’t have kids…it’s still fun…)

First…check out these ideas…kokokoKIDS:  Painted Rocks (Make sure your scroll down until you see the “people” rocks–my favorite!)  and,

6 Ways to Paint a Rock

Painted RocksIf you need any inspiration for what to paint on your rock, of course you don’t have to look any farther than The Inbox Jaunt Free Motion Quilt Tutorials!

Consider it Cross Training…

Rocking-My-Quilt-Motifs!

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 share, re-blog, tweet and Pin with attribution to The Inbox Jaunt.   For all other purposes, please contact me at lckennedy@hotmail.com.  Thank you!