This is something I've been sketching over and over lately. It's so beautiful, and simple, and straightforward. I want to quilt everything with it.
Here's my first crack at stitching it:
Let me delight you with how easy it is.
Stitch a curved stem, put a leaf on the end.
Backtrack down the spine, stitch a leaf on one side.
Go down a bit more and put a leaf on the other side.
Do that all the way down the stem.
Now stitch back up the stem a bit, and send off a new branch.
Add the leaves, add a new branch off that one.
I love this so much I feel like I should send out a birth announcement! It really is a revelation about the ideal use of branching patterns. There are lots of simple, equally beautiful variations, that are just as captivating, and I'll get those up here soon.
Happy love day everyone!
P.S. You can see me stitching this design in my Secrets of Free-Motion Quilting class on Craftsy.