The Daisy Chain–A Free Motion Quilt Tutorial

Daisy Chain, Free Motion Quilt Tutorial

Welcome back, Quilters!  It seems we need a little sunshine these days.  Minnesota is still miserably cold and we have several feet of snow on the ground.  Let’s follow the lead of our gardening friends and plant some seeds…We might as well dream about future daisies!

The Daisy Chain is a fresh, modern pattern that would look great on any “girlie” quilt.  This pattern can be made much larger and it can be adapted to an all-over pattern.  The Daisy Chain is the summer version of The Snowflake–the steps are very similar.

THE DAISY CHAIN TUTORIAL 

Begin by drawing three lines, equidistant apart.  In this tutorial, I used the grid stencil from The Stencil Company to create lines 1 inch apart.

Daisy Chain, Free Motion Quilt Tutorial

Begin stitching ON the line.  Stitch down approximately one inch and stitch a small circle.

Daisy Chain, Free Motion Quilt Tutorial

Stitch a thin petal, angle up and toward the left “rail”.

Daisy Chain, Free Motion Quilt Tutorial

Stitch two more petals on the left side of the center line.

Daisy Chain, Free Motion Quilt Tutorial

Stitch around the center circle and to the to the center line.  Avoid stitching ON the center circle to avoid a build up of thread.

Daisy Chain, Free Motion Quilt Tutorial

Next, stitch the remaining petals, finishing a the bottom of the circle.

Daisy Chain, Free Motion Quilt Tutorial

Stitch down on the center line and begin the next flower in your daisy chain.

Daisy Chain, Free Motion Quilt Tutorial

By staggering the daisies in each line, the pattern fills in nicely.   Sweet!

Whether (or weather?) or not there’s snow on the ground where you live, let’s chain together a few daisies while we wait for our seeds to sprout!

Happy Gardening,

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 and Pin with attribution to The Inbox Jaunt.  For all other uses, please contact me in the Garden Center at lckennedy@hotmail.com.  Sweet!