Daisy Crazy-A Machine Quilting Tutorial

Daisy Crazy, Machine Quilting Tutorial, Lori Kennedy

Good Morning, Quilters!

Are you crazy for daisies like I am?  If so, this motif is going to bloom in your quilted garden!

Daisy Crazy can be used as a single motif in the center of a block, stitched in a single row as a border, or stitched in multiple rows for a fabulous background.

DAISY CRAZY-THE MACHINE QUILTING TUTORIAL

Begin by drawing three parallel lines.  Begin stitching on the centerline.  Stitch a straight vertical line.  With a sideways figure “8” motion, add a pair of pointed leaves.

Daisy Crazy, Machine Quilting Tutorial, Lori Kennedy

Stitch on the centerline then add another pair of pointed leaves.

Stitch 2-3 sets of leaves.

Daisy Crazy, Machine Quilting Tutorial, Lori Kennedy

After the last set of leaves, stitch a long line.  Next, stitch a teardrop shape.

Daisy Crazy, Machine Quilting Tutorial, Lori Kennedy

Stitch under the base of the teardrop, closely echo stitching the left side.  Add a rounded petal.

Daisy Crazy, Machine Quilting Tutorial, Lori Kennedy

Add another rounded petal on the left side of the stem, then cross over to add two more rounded petals.

Daisy Crazy, Machine Quilting Tutorial, Lori Kennedy

Complete the fourth petal, then stitch on the teardrop to the tip of the flower.  Stitch on the centerline to begin the next motif.

Daisy Crazy, Machine Quilting Tutorial, Lori Kennedy

Or stitch back to the base of the teardrop and echo stitch the stem to begin the next motif in a row.

Daisy Crazy, Machine Quilting Tutorial, Lori Kennedy

Don’t be a lazy daisy…

Doodle the Crazy Daisy before stitching it or else you’ll end up with an Oopsy Daisy!

Sometimes one has to amuse oneself…

Signed,

 

Your Ditzy Daisy Quilter,

Lori

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Machine Quilting 1-2-3, Lori Kennedy

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The Daffodil-A Machine Quilting Tutorial

Daffodil, Machine Quilting, Lori Kennedy

Good Morning, Quilters!

Before we run out of days…The Flower of the Month for March is The Daffodil.

(See January- Carnations HERE

The Carnation--A Free Motion Quilt Tutorialand February-Violets  HERE)

Lori Kennedy, Machine Quilting, Violets

If YOUR birthday is in March–Happy Birthday!

Daffodils are the Birth flower for March birthdays.

Daffodils are also given for 10th wedding anniversaries, and are common as Easter flowers.

Daffodils represent joy and happiness.  As one of the earliest flowers of Spring, they also represent rebirth, hope, mirth and new beginnings.

Did you know…Bulbs from daffodils are harvested and processed for a chemical that aids in the treatment of Alzheimer’s?

MACHINE QUILTING-THE DAFFODIL

Daffodils don’t grow on vines, but we are going to use a little “artistic license” here and make it a vine.  (Next week we will stitch another Daffodil motif that is planted in the ground like it is supposed to be…)

We are going to use a little machine quilting trick in the center of the flower so that we exit on the top of the flower….

BEGIN WITH A LOOSE SCREW

To begin, stitch a Loose Screw  ending on the top of the spiral.

Daffodil, Machine Quilting, Lori Kennedy

Stitch a wavy line back to the “vine”.

Daffodil, Machine Quilting, Lori Kennedy

Stitch three kite shaped petals, ending on the top of the flower.

Daffodil, Machine Quilting, Lori Kennedy

Now here’s the TRICK….

Stitch a wavy line on the right side of the spiral, back to the stem….Daffodil, Machine Quilting, Lori Kennedy

Then add the last two petals and trail off to begin the next flower on the vine.Daffodil, Machine Quilting, Lori Kennedy

Complete all the Daffodils from edge to edge…

Then echo-stitch the right side of the flowers, adding the classic Daffodil leaf–a slim line with another bent, slim leaf…
Daffodil, Machine Quilting, Lori Kennedy

Add slim leaves between the petals and along the vine–anywhere there is a space that needs filling.

Repeat the echo stitch step on the other side of the Daffodil to complete the motif.

Daffodil, Machine Quilting, Lori Kennedy

LAYERING IN

By stitching this motif in three passes–

  1. The Daffodils,
  2. the right-sided echo stitching and leaves, then
  3. the left-sided echo stitching and leaves

–you do what I call–“Layering In” –or developing a motif by adding details in different rows of stitching.

A daffodil always makes me smile!

What about YOU?

What’s YOUR favorite Spring flower?

We’d LOVE to hear!

Signed,

Your Joyful Jonquil,

Lori

For more than Sixty  step-by-step tutorials including an entire chapter of Flower Motifs-–Check out my new book:

Free Motion Machine Quilting 1-2-3

You can receive Personalized, autographed copies from my Etsy shop:  The Inbox Jaunt Shop HERE

or from Amazon HERE (available in Print and Kindle!)

Machine Quilting 1-2-3, Lori Kennedy

 

 

 

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!

February Flower of the Month–Violets

Violets

Good Morning, Quilters!

First a note about my recent blogging difficulties…all of the issues were caused by changes made at Bluehost…beyond my control.  For the past several mornings, I have been on the phone technical support…and we all know how that goes….

First you are on hold…then the stressful scramble to come up with the right password…then wait some more, then it’s fixed…only to find it “down” again the next morning.

I’d rather be quilting!

Hopefully, this is all behind us!  Thank you for being patient!

MARY NOHL SCULPTURE

Several of you commented on the Silent Sunday photo yesterday.  I wrote a two part post about the amazing and mysterious Milwaukee artist,  Mary Nohl  HERE. and HERE. She was known as the Witch of Fox Point and we loved going to her house!  Rumor had it that Mary killed her husband and buried him under the sculptures–but the truth –she did a VERY NICE thing for the residents of Wisconsin!

Mary Nohl Sculpture

FEBRUARY FLOWERS

If YOUR birthday is in February–Happy Birthday!  You are lucky to have The Violet as YOUR birthday flower.

If YOU live in New Jersey, Rhode Island, Wisconsin or Illinois–the Violet is YOUR state flower!

Violets

(I grew up in Illinois and lived in Wisconsin for 15 years–so I claim Violets as one of MY flowers…)

Violets

The Violet represents love, humility, modesty and faithfulness.  This pretty woodland flower blooms in the shade surrounded by heart-shaped leaves.

 

Violets

Violets

This week we will be stitching violets!

To go along with the lovely, January flower of the month, The Carnation HERE

The Carnation--A Free Motion Quilt Tutorial

May YOUR day be filled with flowers and stitching…

(not computers and technical support problems!)

Lori

PS…All tutorials, images and information are the property of Lori Kennedy 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!

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PPS…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 reblog, pin or share with attribution to The Inbox Jaunt.  For all other purposes, please contact me at lckennedy@hotmail.com.  Thanks!