The Free Motion Quilting Project: Day 267 - Lollipop Flower

Monday, April 4, 2011

Day 267 - Lollipop Flower

After a week straight of rain, rain, and more rain, I was starting to despair that spring would never come.

But thankfully the sun came back out this weekend, and with it many beautiful flowers have decided to bloom. Let's celebrate with a new flower design, though I don't think I'll ever find this one blooming in my garden!

free motion quilting | Leah Day
This Lollipop Flower is inspired by Lollipop Chain, a fun free motion design that combines circles, spirals, and straight lines. One of these days I'm going to have to make a Candy Land quilt with all these sweet inspired designs.

Difficulty Level - Intermediate. This is a very easy design, but there is some travel stitching involved to create the long, straight lines for the lollipop petals. Try rotating your quilting space so you can really see what you're doing as you quilt these areas.

Design Family - Center Fill. Flower designs are usually created by working from the center of your quilting space to the outside. For this particular design, try keeping the flower under 5" so the petals don't get too long or unwieldy.

Directional Texture - Center Focused. It's hard to ignore this bulls-eye like texture, so definitely place this design where you want a lot of attention on your quilt.

Suggestions for Use - I'm liking the idea of a Candy Land or Sugar Princess quilt. It would be fun to play with pink, brown, and off white - the colors of ice cream I don't use very often!

Back of Lollipop Flower
free motion quilting | Leah DayFeel free to use this free motion filler designs in your quilts,
and make sure to tell your friends where you learned it.

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Let's go Quilt!

Leah Day


  1. siempre tienes unos trabajos maravillosos.
    Te admiro muchísimo.
    To lo que realizas es arte.

  2. love this design! now I need to go make a quilt to put it on!

  3. you are an inspiration to us beginning free motion stitchers


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