Friday, September 14, 2018

Free Motion Friday - Mushroom Border Quilting

Welcome to Free Motion Friday!  Today I'm doing a tutorial to show you how I created the mushroom border on my mini quilt below.

Here's a closeup look at my border.

Imagine that the area where I wrote is the inside of the quilt and the left and top are the border.  Start by making the mushroom stem.  It's a rectangle with slightly curvy corners.  

Then I go back and add the top of my mushroom.

Next, stitch along the edge of the border to where you want to start your next stem.

Then stitch the top of your second mushroom.  I like to make mine look like they overlap some.

Continue adding mushrooms with different shaped tops as you go along.

For the mushroom in the corner I make the stem stick out diagonally from the corner.

Then I continue along the next side and keep going until I get back to where I began.

I hope you get to quilt today!


  1. I hope I get to quilt today too! The diagram was really good.

  2. Adorable...It is so helpful that you showed your progression thru the mushroom quilting. Thanks!