In answer to a question and request for a bit of a tutorial on the quilting motif I did on the quilt here, these are the “steps” I used. I will have to admit, I did NOT do much (read: none) practice stitching before tackling this project. Sometimes the idea is so much “in my head” that it just ‘happens’!!! ‘Nough said.
Step #1 is to create a stylized (your style) question-mark. Please, remember that this swirl need not be exactly like this one……these are merely “guidelines”. Step #2 is to add the “funky”/free-form ‘petals’. These can be whatever you want them to be and will evolve as you settle into the design (mine did!!!). The final step, #3, is to echo back to the beginning and be in position to start another flower. Step #4, begin the next flower…….. The “question mark”/stem may face whatever direction aesthetically pleases you and all the elements can/may be modified to suit the space that is needed to be filled……more echoing, larger/smaller stem, etc. There is no limit!! This works equally well on a DSM (domestic sewing machine) as on a sit-down mid-arm or a long-arm. The main thing is to have fun with it!!!!! Any questions, feel free to ask/comment. Til next time, I have some stitching to do………..