This week we're mashing up two of my favorite shapes - tear drops and triangles - to create this Mash Up Flower quilting design. Learn how to quilt Mash Up Flower on both a stationary home sewing machine and a longarm on a frame:
NEW! I mentioned in the video wanting to digitize this design. Well, I did! Click Here to find the digitized version of Mash Up Flower.
Tools and supplies from this quilting tutorial:
Quilting Tips for Mash Up Flower
Technically this is a mash up of Pointy Paisley and Paisley - two Oldie Goldie designs from the Free Motion Quilting Project.
When quilting from the center to create a flower motif, I think these designs work well together. The key with the triangles is to keep the straight lines straight and I found this harder to do on my longarm than my home machine.
Of course I could have attached a ruler foot and used a ruler to keep these triangles in line, but sometimes it's fun to see what will happen free hand.
Just in case you've never heard that term - free hand free motion quilting is quilting with no props, lines, or aids. No marking, no rulers, just your hands and your machine making up the design on your quilt.
And yeah... that sometimes turns out messy!
I mentioned in the quilting video that this design would be a great choice to digitize for Quilter's Creative Touch. I had a bit of time this week and decided to try it.
This flower design really looks incredible when stitched like this. I want to give this a try on a really large scale on a baby quilt for Betty!
If you can't free motion quilt or you don't like the idea of an imperfect quilting result, you can always quilt this design with your computerized quilting system. I've exported this design in multiple file types so it will stitch with any quilting system.
I'd love to see the creative ways you use Mash Up Flower. If you use this design in a quilt, please contact us so I can add your photo to this quilting tutorial.
Let's go quilt,