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MQM Clovers

on February 15, 2016

Are you using your left brain, yet?  Silence the right brain and lets quilt some clovery motifs!

A UFO that just needed quilting! 2 birds, one stone!

A UFO that just needed quilting! 2 birds, one stone!

When I was in high school, I hated listening to a lecture.  Don’t most kids?  Still don’t like most lectures, even quilting ones, I find my mind wandering….The way I battled this was I would doodle in the corner of my notebook pages.  One of my most often used doodles was  a clover, or flower.

Clover doodle

Clover doodle

I have used some of these “doodles” in my quilting.  I know how to draw them, they are fun and mindless.  The clover is great for all over.  You can make it go any direction.  It can really get the “meander” feel.  To add a little to it, you can echo back and back again.  This reminds me of a bee’s path, which is how I came up with it, because I couldn’t quilt a “bee”.

First loop

First loop

Just a little oval.

Second Loop

Second Loop

Then add another oval.

Third Loop and Out

Third Loop and Out

Your getting the hang of it.  One more oval and out.  You could add a fourth oval which gives you a butterfly.  I sketched out the clover in a big size with colored markers and used arrows to show the direction.

Clover Path

Clover Path

 

Hope it makes sense. Start w/Blue marker, loop past center, then loop back around (pink marker), loop around and out. (purple marker)

It’s a really easy motif!  Hope you give it a try.

 

4 leaf with a nice echo

4 leaf with a nice echo

Here are some close ups of my UFO Wall Hanging.

I started in the center and circled around in a spiral path until it was completely quilted.

I started in the center and circled around in a spiral path until it was completely quilted.

Now all that’s left is the binding, more handwork!  Oh well, it will eventually get done.

Hope you give the clover a go.  Do you have any doodles you have turned into quilting designs?

God Bless!

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