Free Motion Quilting Nora’s Rose

Free-motion quilting Nora's Rose

It’s time to plant our quilted gardens with a beautiful motif, Nora’s Rose. I am Lori Kennedy from Lori Kennedy Quilts and I am returning to WeAllSew with another machine quilting motif and video.

Free-motion quilting Nora's Rose
Nora’s Rose is easier to stitch than it looks! Simply stitch concentric rows of overlapping wavy lines to recreate the rose, an enduring symbol of love, honor and faith.

Free-motion quilting Nora's Rose
Begin by stitching a small central circle. The shape does not have to be perfect. In fact, it’s better if it is slightly irregular. Begin stitching rings around the center.

Free-motion quilting Nora's Rose
Continue stitching counter clockwise rings, occasionally overlapping the previous lines of stitching.

Free-motion quilting Nora's Rose
With each successive ring of stitching, shape the rose into an irregular circle.

Free-motion quilting Nora's Rose
Stitch a leaf shape.

Free-motion quilting Nora's Rose
Closely echo stitch the interior of the leaf.

Free-motion quilting Nora's Rose
Echo stitch the rose and add a central vein within the leaf. Stitch along the border of the rose to begin another motif.

Free-motion quilting Nora's Rose
Add small spiral buds to add more interest to the design.

The rose is a classic motif that has been found on textiles for hundreds of years! Whether your style is modern or traditional, the lovely (and easy) Nora’s Rose quilt motif will look look great on any quilt!

For more machine quilting motifs and tips, please visit me at my website or on Instagram.

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