FMQ Silly Flowers



 I started free motion quilting last year's  Mystery Quilt from my guild. As usual, it took me awhile to decide what pattern to use. I ended up with this design.


I sew a little stem and form a spiral. I follow it back and add petals and then I echo the petals. It's a variation of a few different motifs. I find free motion quilting looks very different between quilters. The final result is similar to someone's signature. Each quilter has their own unique spin on these motifs.


If I find a little space between the flowers, I quilt a little swirl, leaf or a very small silly flower. I just want the quilting to look even throughout the quilt.


I started in the middle of the quilt and seem to be working my way around. It's a nice change to be quilting an allover pattern after the custom quilting I just finished. Allover quilting seems so much faster!!

Comments

  1. I love it! Perfect. This is one of my fave designs.

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    1. Thanks so much, Doreen! It's fun to quilt too!

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  2. That is so true what you said about each quilter doing their own unique spin on designs. Love your flower design.

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    1. Thanks, Karin! I like everyone's design is a little different. It makes our quilts even more personal.

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  3. Ooh, I like those flowers! Nothing "silly" about them at all.

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    1. Thanks, Em! I feel as though I get to work on my swirls as well as a small feather shape. Great practice while finishing up a quilt!

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    1. Thanks so much, Jackie! It's a fun little pattern!

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  5. What a beauty and love your quilting.

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    1. Thanks! You never know what you're going to get when you sign up for a Mystery Quilt. I like this one! (Good thing!!)

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