Friday, August 26, 2016

Free Motion Friday - Flower Circles

Welcome back to Free Motion Fridays!  You can find all the past designs in the link at the top of my blog.  Today we're doing Flower Circles.  I had a lot of fun working on this design.  My biggest hint is to make your circles fairly large!

You can download the written directions here.  Start by making a large circle about 2 inches or so in diameter.  Then stitch a small circle about 1/2 inch in diameter inside the circle.

Then backtrack part of the circle, then make curvy flower shaped petals coming off the inside circle.  These petals will be smaller near the inner circle and grow wider until they touch the outer circle.  Make sure to practice drawing a lot of these to get the feel of the motion.

Here you can see that I decided to make a half of a circle at the edge of the fabric.  It works the same way, but travels along the edge when you get there.

Here is a Flower Circle competed in the corner.

When you finish a circle, backtrack to where you want to start the next one and again make a big circle, a small circle, and then add petals.

You can see that the circle below isn't really circular.  It worked out okay being and oval.

Almost done!  You can see there are many partial circles near the edges.

Here I had a small amount of space so I simply added to pebbles to fill it up.

Do those two pebbles stick out in the final design?  Nope.  All is good.  I hope you'll come back next week and share your photos on my Machine Applique Adventures Facebook group!

Make sure to comeback next week!  Big things will be happening here on the blog!
I hope you get to quilt today!


  1. A very nice all-over/not too dense design. Well done!!!!

  2. Looks like you are having too much fun. That's a great flower. Thank you.