I came up with this design when trying to attempt Dogwood/Orange Peel quilting and mine was just looking too sloppy.
Patchwork squares make this an easy pattern, so it works well for the Scrappy Trip, Postage Stamp or Scrap Vomit quilts.
Here we go:
Pretend my drawn lines are patchwork pieces. Just use your blocks as a grid pattern.
Step 1: Quilt a straight line up between 2 blocks
Step 2: Curve up and around to the left corner
Step 3: Swing down and around to the upper right corner creating a half circle
Step 4: Curve back down to the middle
Repeat: Steps 1 – 4 all the way up your row.
TIP: I don’t have my petal tips reach the points of the corners. This way there is a little spacing between the rows.
Now, I’ll show you how on the machine. Use your free motion foot, feet down and draw your thread up.
Straight line up
Curve up to the corner
Half circle around to the other corner
Curve back down
When you get to the top of your quilt you can just reverse these steps and work your way back down.
This is a simple pattern and depending on the size of your squares, it can get really crinkly in the wash!
Here is the Scrappy Trip quilted with ‘Modern Petals’.
Let me know if you have any questions! I’ll answer questions in the comments thread rather than emailing.