There are so many different ways to applique. This particular design by Pat Sloan uses just a few large pieces to create a beautiful flower. I decided to complete this using the needle turn applique technique. I like the videos over at Piece O’Cake on how to needle turn applique. The videos are very detailed and clear.
When quilting this one, I used my ruler quilting foot, but no rulers. The ruler foot allows me to use the foot to keep echo lines evenly spaced. I have found I can quilt any free motion design using this foot, but the visibility inside the foot is not as good as with the open toe quilting foot.
Here’s how I quilted this beautiful flower using my ruler quilting foot:
- Stitch a spiral in the center of the flower and around the outside edge of it.
- Stitch in the dark pink outer center echoing its shape and around the outside edge of it.
- Stitch around each of the light pink petals.
- Echo stitch around the petals using the ruler foot as a guide.
- Stitch the border design like the other blocks.
You can see the quilting stitches clearly on the back. I really like the results.
Until Next Time!
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