Monday, October 8, 2012

Strippy Flowers Quilt - Stitching Right Along

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.  
This one.

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


  1. It's a beautiful block design, can't wait to see more!

  2. It's looking great! I really like the flower blocks.