I’ve done a few baby quilts with these flowers and it’s so fun to do…so I snapped a couple of close ups to show. Once I practiced a bit, quilting these flowers was even faster than stippling.
Disclaimer: When I first started my flowers looked like this:
Uh-huh…bad. Aaaaaand, as you can see…I left it. It adds "character".
But after a few bad ones they started to look like this:
It resembles a flower this time!
Here are some step by steps…it’s a little tricky to follow the thread but hopefully you’ll get the idea.
(camera in one hand + quilt in the other = fuzzy picture...sorry)
Basically you are making 2 figure 8 designs, then the last loop or petal, and you move onto the next flower. I drew it with pencil a few times before I tried it on a quilt…it obviously didn’t help as shown by the bad flower picture up there…but with a little practice they now look semi-good. Try it!