Some of you had written and asked me to share the schematic of the allover floral motif I quilted on my Cottage Chic Christmas quilt (publish pending):
Of course I am more than happy to share… here is the basic makeup of the motif.
You will notice that I don’t go straight into forming my petals after I start with my curly-Q. I add a little curly nubby thingie before going for a serious petal. The reason I do is because I feel like after I quilt the nubby, I have a better handle on moving on to the petal. I also find it adds a bit of interest to the overall look.
So, you start building up clusters of floral motif…
And you keep quilting until you fill up a designated space, and find out there is spot that is glaringly empty. What to do?
Just start again and quilt the motif to fill up the space (shown in orange). I find that I do have to do that from time to time — I would miss a spot when doing free-hand and unmarked quilting, due to the poor visibility resulted from quilting with a domestic machine.
See? It’s pretty easy peasy, right? I hope this makes sense to you. Thanks for stopping by – happy quilting, dear Friends!
Thanks for this lesson. I had not asked to the tutorial, but I am glad you shared. I don’t know what I like more about the quilt, the quilting or the colors.
Oh that looks so simple! I’ve got to try it SOON! Thanks for sharing it :*)
I love this design, but will admit I don’t feel confident with it. Need more time to practice, to get better balance/spacing of this design on a large area.
Thanks for sharing your insights and I’ll use them to practice this design until I master it!
Oh sure….easy peasy! It does look so pretty.
Thank You so for this post-just learning here+this was so helpful to me!
Thank you so much for sharing your technique! My FMQ has improved drastically since I found your blog!!
What a great diesign Wendy – thankyou for that.
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So glad you did this for us–I am going to try to print this out for a copy. Thanks again for your help and sharing all you quilting tips for us.
Wendy: I did have luck printing this out so I can now practice and learn this technique!! Thanks so much, again.
I love that you shared how to do this. I cant wait to try it on a charity quilt. Thanks so much. I can’t wait for more.
Thank you for sharing how to do your quilting design Wendy!
Thanks Wendy. Cant wait to try that new design!
They always look easy until I put the quilt under the needle! :-) Thanks for sharing this. I think I’ll actually try this one!
I’ve only tried really simple designs but this is really cute! I think I need to step it up!
Thanks, Wendy. I’m never sure what to do in the ‘gaps’. Great pattern and post.
Your Thread Talks amaze me, and I’m certain when I find the time to try them out on something other than paper & pen, will actually make me a better quilter, too! ;-)
I really enjoy your blog. The posts are interesting, easy to reader, and full of surprises. You absolutely amaze me with your level of productivity. I wish I could accomplish a quarter of what you do, but chronic illness makes it a little more difficult for me. I would love to see a picture of you at your machine, machine quilting a top. When you say a domestic machine surely you do not mean a standard size. (?) Thanks for the great posts.
Your so kind to share how you do your quilting with us all, I’m off to practice. Thanks for sharing.
Love this pattern. Am going to use it soon now that you have illustrated it so very well. Thanks very much.
I really like your quilt. Thank you so much for sharing your knowledge of free motion quilting.
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This is a great pattern. Thanks so much for sharing! Can’t wait to test it out:)