Machine Quilting Day 34
This week's inspiration is a cactus plant. I used the idea on a small scale, but thinking about it further, I wonder how it would look starting out in the center of a large quilt and working your way out to the edge.
The first round I started out small although not as small as the photo shows. This being the center of the cactus. I created a circle of four leaves.
On the second round, I doubled the amount of leaves to spread them around.
For the next round I made each leaf a little larger than the previous rounds. They are a little more spread out as well.
I finished off this design by stitching over the outside lines once more.
I wasn't so happy with this first attempt so I tried again.
This time I worked on a larger scale. This worked much better. Each round got naturally larger as I got into the rhythm and flow of the design. For the most part I stitched over the points on each leaf on the previous round when traveling from one leaf to the next so I didn't need to stop and start. This enhanced the tips and added dimension.
I would have kept on quilting more rounds but unfortunately ran out of my fabric sandwich and could not fit another round in.