Thursday, May 15, 2008

Simple flower motif

A student showed me a quilt top she needed quilting suggestions for. It had simple pink and blue flowers appliqued on a white background. Taking a cue from the applique, I drew the basic shape of a flower on a dry erase board. Then I used my sketch book to connect one flower/leaf to another and created an all-over free form design. Quilting tip: start with a rounded hook and add arched petals to the outside of the shape. Add a leaf shape and continue to a new space to quilt another flower. For this particular quilt a pastel variegated thread would look great.

Copyright 2008, Sharon Baggs

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