I've been making good progress on my Strippy Flowers Quilt. Above, you can see my original design idea for this quilt. The fabrics I'm using are a little different, but the results are nice so far.
Here, you can see the outer strip borders coming together. These were fast and fun to sew. I just need to sew them to the long, vertical center strips and they will be ready.
I've also completed three of the flower blocks.
And this one.
And this one. I really like the way this one looks with the light flower on the dark background.
The flowers are all fusible appliqued and edged with a tiny zig-zag stitch. To do the zig-zag stitching, I set my stitch width to 2, and my stitch length to 1.5. I always start with the needle on the outer edge of the patch I want to outline, and I sew very slowly, using the needle-down feature. I also stop with the needle down, on the outer edge of the patch, and lift the presser foot to pivot, often. If I am sewing a very tight curve, I might pivot every 2 or 3 stitches.
If you want to make your very own Strippy Flowers quilt, the pattern is available in the Curlicue Creations Shop. It is one of the featured items today.
Until next time...have a super day...and Get Creative!
Jennifer Schifano Thomas