Today I’ve got another APQS longarm quilting video tutorial for you! If you love modern quilting designs you’re really going to love seeing how to quilt the Artichoke Hearts Border!
The artichoke hearts design uses a simple serpentine quilting line that’s easy to stitch. Watch the video below to see how to quilt it!
Doesn’t that look like fun? I love the easy going vibe of this design.
How to Quilt the Artichoke Heart Border Design
It is super simple to quilt the artichoke heart border. It’s just a bunch of S-curves or serpentine lines. I started in the center of my border. Then I quilted my undulating S-curve out to the edge of the border and back to the center. You would continue this line until your border ends or you run out of quilting space.
On the other side of your space, mirror your serpentine line back to where you started. Now you should have symmetrical serpentine lines along the length of your border.
Now we’ll fill the center of our artichoke heart border design. Once again we’ll be using those S-curves. Echo your original quilting line, going back and forth until the space is filled. Just repeat in each of the spaces until they’re all full!
Where to Quilt the Artichoke Heart Border
I quilted this design in a 2″ border space and I think it would be fantastic on a modern quilt. Can you picture it in a inner border or large sashing space? I think this could also be really interested as a meandering filler design in a modern quilt with lots of negative space. Maybe instead of a big line of undulating feathers, there could be artichoke hearts!
Now it’s Your Turn!
Now that you know how to quilt the artichoke hearts border, it’s your turn to give the artichoke hearts a try! I would love to see your version of this design. You can share pictures of your quilts with me at the Quilted Joy Facebook Page, tag me on Instagram, or join the community in the Quilted Joy Clubhouse!
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