Friday, October 21, 2016

Free Motion Friday - Flower Clamshells

If you've been following along on my Brick Wall Free Motion Quilt Along, you have probably noticed that I like to quilt clamshell patterns.  The main reason for this is that they're easy to embellish.

Today we have Flower Clamshells.  Written directions can be found here.

Start by stitching in the ditch around the entire square.  Then make a small half circle about 3/4 to 1 inch in diameter.  Then travel to make a large half circle 1 to 1 1/2 inches from the center circle.

Travel back to the center circle and make petals coming out of the center circle.  Travel to where you want to start your next center circle  Then travel to make your large circle.  Go back and make your petals off the inner circle.  

Here you can see a few already done.

And the finished product!

I hope you get to quilt today!

1 comment:

  1. looks like a good quilting design: I'm going to have to try it! Thanks! :-) Hugs, H in Healdsburg