Flower Ball is an awesome beginner machine quilting design that is quick to stitch on any style of quilt or machine. Learn how to tackle this design - stitched both small and really big - in this new quilting design tutorial:
Tools and supplies from this quilting tutorial:
I'm having a great time quilting some older designs from the Free Motion Quilting Project in this series! Click Here to check out the original post for Flower Ball from 2009.
Where Should We Quilt Flower Ball in Our Quilts?
Just like Super Daisy, Flower Ball can be used to secure our entire quilt with All-Over Style Quilting. Start in the center, or slightly off center and stitch rows and rows of petal shapes until the entire quilt is filled.
This process will work easiest in a stationary home sewing machine setup because you can turn the quilt clockwise and have less and less of the quilt in the arm of the machine.
On a longarm, it will work best to keep your Flower Ball shapes within the limits of your frame. With my Qnique 19X Elite, I can quilt 12 inch Flower Ball designs very easily, then advance the quilt through the frame to quilt more.
Would you like to try out more free motion quilting designs? Check out the Spring into Free Motion Quilting series!
Let's go quilt,