The Ultimate Guide to Machine Quilting – Quatrefoil Applique

Quatrefoil Applique from The Ultimate Guide to Machine Quilting was by far the most fun quilt to quilt (even though I’m sure I say that about every quilt)! For my version, I really wanted it to be a showcase of tons of different quilting designs – sort of like a free-motion sampler.


I used a cheery fat quarter bundle of Kona Solids in pinks and oranges (called Blushing Bouquet) and quilted a dozen different motifs with lots of variations.


Christa’s version – it’s a machine quilting sampler!

I quilted a different design in each petal and echo quilted around the edges, filling the background with dense pebbles, allowing the motifs to really pop!

Ultimate Guide to Machine Quilting

All photography by Martingale/That Patchwork Place and Brent Kane

Angela and I really wanted to pack the book full of as many ideas as we could, so there are over 50 different quilting designs for you to try (along with 10 complete quilt patterns).


Angela’s version – very dramatic!

I think Angela’s version is just as beautiful! I love the pop of metallic she added to one petal of each block. Her plumb background is vary dramatic and allows lots of space to explore alternate background quilting.

Click here to see the rest of the quilts from the book.

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6 thoughts on “The Ultimate Guide to Machine Quilting – Quatrefoil Applique

  1. Jenny says:

    This is an ideal quilt for showcasing different FMQ designs and the colours you’ve used make it very appealing to look at -great work!

  2. Lena says:

    It’s always fascinating to see how differently one pattern can be interpreted – from romantic- baby-candy to dramatic and mature. Love your quilting!

  3. Paula S, Pike says:

    I love this quilt. I prefer your colors and the quilting, it’s rather romantic looking. That’s not to say that Angela’s is not still incredible

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