We're quilting a series of easy spring-themed designs this month, perfect for beginning quilters using any machine. Let's learn how to quilt one of my favorite designs - Super Daisy!
Tools and supplies from this quilting tutorial:
Super Daisy is an Oldie Goldie design from the Free Motion Quilting Project and particularly special because it was Design #99. Click Here to find the original quilting tutorial posted in 2009!
I really enjoyed quilting this design on both my home machine and longarm. It was surprisingly easy and quick to quilt and very forgiving. Even when I wobbled a bit on my Qnique 19 longarm, I didn't feel a need to rip my stitches because the Super Daisy design nicely hid the mistake.
Where Should We Quilt Super Daisy in Our Quilts?
I think Super Daisy is a perfect design to use for All Over Style Quilting on a home machine or Custom Quilting in blocks for any type of machine.
Why does the machine matter? When quilting on a home machine, you can start a Super Daisy design and bounce around it infinitely, working from the center to the outer edges of the quilt.
On a longarm, you're limited by your quiltable space - the vertical space available and this is limited size of your longarm machine. I could quilt a 12-inch Super Daisy, but to continue expanding the design, I'd need to advance the quilt forward or back on the frame. That's not a bad thing, but it will add time and complication to the quilting process.
With a design like Super Daisy the machine you're using does matter! Longarm quilting is much faster and easier on my body, so I plan to use Super Daisy to quilt big blocks, maybe even expanding beyond the edges of the blocks, then fill in the background with other fun free motion quilting designs like these:
Would you like to learn these other designs? That's great! We're learning all of them during the Spring into Free Motion Quilting Series!
Let's go quilt,