Flower of the Month-Larkspur Machine Quilting Tutorial

Good Morning, Quilters!

Can you believe it is August?!!  Time flies and summer flies faster!

Today, we are stitching the JULY flower of the month *sigh*…

If YOUR birthday was in July, Happy Birthday!

Larkspur and Water Lilies are YOUR birth flower.

(I spent most of the month working on a Water Lily. Unfortunately when in was quilted, it looked more like Pac-Man than a flower, but I’ll keep trying)

Larkspur represents strong bonds of love and a happy nature!

THE LARKSPUR MACHINE QUILTING TUTORIAL

This motif can be stitched quite large and will fill a quilt very quickly.  Use it as an All-over motif to cover an entire quilt (in lieu of stippling) or as a background motif to fill individual blocks.

Begin by stitching a sideways “V”.

Add a wide “V” Add a sideways “v” Complete the X with an upside down V.

Now you are ready to stitch the shape of the flower.  Stitch several shallow scallops around the X.Echostitch the flower 2-3 times.

Add another X anywhere along the echo stitching.Larkspur, FMQ, Lori Kennedy

To create the next flower shape, echo the line of the previous flower–this will make the flowers look clustered and over-lapping.Continue adding Xs, flowers and echostitching….

Easy!

Especially if you DOODLE FIRST!

Larkspur, FMQ, Lori KennedyAs I look at it now, it reminds me of a cotton boll too!

Hmmm….wonder if that is the flower for August or September–maybe I could say I’m ahead of schedule!

Happy as a Lark,

Lori

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