Machine Quilting Day 8
For my machine quilting days so far, I've been working with mainly fill-in quilting stitches. For the next two weeks, I want to use a more open design which could be developed into an overall quilting design or border design.
This week's photo is looking down on an open iris - I believe this might be a Japanese iris. This creates an interesting design that can easily be translated into a quilting design.
This is how I used the iris photo above to create my quilting design.
You can see how this can easily form a border design.
I start by stitching the outer section first - at the dot in the image below....
...then continue with the inner (shown in red).
You can make them larger to develop an overall quilt design or small for a more compact design as shown below.
You might even try stitching the inner section in a different color.
I carried the yellow through to the next flower (off the photo) but think this would look better if you just stopped and started the yellow section for each flower. I had a lot of fun with this and cannot wait to design a quilt where I can use it.