Free Motion Monday Quilting Adventure: Scroll Flower Week #4

I hope you've had a chance to give scroll flower a go in the past few weeks. This is the last week for this design, so give it a good stitch out.

I was intrigued by one of Esther's drawings of this design, see it at ipatchandquilt. So I got out a sample piece (in black!) and stitched out my own take on it in a very colorful thread. I think it would be neat on a modern quilt.

Scroll flower on black

Certainly, I left quite a bit unquilted in-between the rows. I think one could nest the flowers closer together or fill in with leaves.

Linear scroll flower version

With alternating rows, this could work up quickly across a more utilitarian quilt. I must remember how hard it is for me to take good pictures of quilting on black fabric!

Linear scroll flowers

I have a thread painting project in mind for the rest of this black sandwich with black batting. I think I'm transitioning into it here......

flowers in a line

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  1. I liked Esther's designs too. I tried her rambling rose & will work on it some more.

    1. It's fabulous to have great company on my quilting adventures!

  2. Love that design! I'm almost through my must-do list of quilt tops, and am looking forward to participating in the upcoming free-motion Mondays when I can finally start quilting again! (And I'm loving the rulers you recommended, btw!)

  3. I really like sewing buddy follows you as I do. she is using this pattern right now for the first time and doing wonderful quilting with it. I am def. going to use it too. thanks Amy!!

  4. Wow, the scroll flower looks great in the variegated thread and black! I haven't tried any variations on this design yet, so this will need to be the week for it!!

  5. I like those scroll flowers. They really pop on that black with the bright threads.

  6. Looks good Amy. I like the thread, the black, your spacing and size of flowers.
    This is something I will keep as a reference. Thanks for sharing. Have a wonderful day!

  7. I agree with Nicki- those flowers look great against the black! Great job!

    1. Thanks! I love how pretty colors “pop” on black fabric. I had auditioned this thread for my Poured Out 2 quilt and knew I wanted to use it again sometime.

  8. That is just AWESOME! I love the black background and the variegated thread. They POP! I finally got my machine back from the repairshop and hope to get some FMQ done! I have been working with the old pfaff but even though it is a wonderful machine, it has its limitations. The harp space is small and the pedal is giving me trouble. Happy to have the janome back! Yippee!
    Thank you so much for linking back to my blog!!!

  9. Love the multicolored thread on the black. Looks very elegant. Just starting with free it will take a lot of practice before I will follow you and quilt on black.

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