Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Clam Flower #10 - Part 1

How did I already get to ten of these lovely flowers?!  Wow.  Here is number ten.  If you look at the orange striped batik in this block you can see that I stitched across between the petals.  I knew that a darker piece was going to cover that so I did it to make it easier on myself.

The back of layer 1

The front of layer one.  I love the shape of these leaves! 

I hope you get to quilt today!

Monday, July 24, 2017

Flower Inspiration

Here are a few of my recent inspiration pictures.

I love wild iris.  So pretty!

This spray of butterflies was in a bathroom.  I love how the flow across the wall.

A Brown-Eyed Susan getting ready to pen.  I love how the leaves seem fuzzy.  It would be hard to get across in a quilt though.

This dead tree has great branches.

I hope you get to quilt today!

Saturday, July 22, 2017

Clam Flower #9 - Part 2

Here's a close-up of Clam Flower #9 with some added detail.  You can see I chose a shorter stitch length for the orange than I did for the yellow to let it recede some.

Layer 3 

A closeup of where the seam overlaps on the two greens.

The back of layer 3

The back of layer 4

Layer 4.  

And I forgot to take a picture with the final dot on the top.  Oops.  You'll have to wait until the whole quilt is done to see it!

I hope you get to quilt today!

Friday, July 21, 2017

Free Motion Friday - Changing up the Inside

On this little quilt, I used the same motif, a teardrop surrounded by a three bump feather and then outlined.  What I changed however, was what I put inside the teardrop.  I challenged myself to change up the inside every few motifs and came up with all sorts of interesting things some of which I like better than others.  Take a look.  You'll find all sorts of things including curlicues and curls and bumps and triangles and....

It was so much fun to play!

I hope you get to quilt today!

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Clam Flower #9 - Part 1

I did the blanket stitch the other way!  What a revelation.  I realized that if I put this light yellow piece on top of the blue, it would show through, so I decided to put it underneath and do the stitching onto the blue.  I like how it looks kind of like a candle flame.

Here is the flower part of layer 1

And all of layer 1

And the back.  There was a thread bobble with the bobbin thread, but it didn't affect the front, so I left it.

I hope you get to quilt today!

Monday, July 17, 2017

Flower Inspiration

I love flowers.  I can't resist taking pictures of them.  Here are a few I took at the local park the other day.

I adore this flower.  It has little yellow bits at the ends of the petals.  I wonder if the cone originally had petals too.  I'm not sure, but it sure is cute.  It looks like it's wearing a tutu doesn't it?

Found this in the bathroom at Bear Patch Quilting Company in White Bear Lake.  Isn't it fun how they put a piece of fabric in this ornate frame?

I hope you get to quilt today!

Saturday, July 15, 2017

Clam Flower #8 - Part 2

Here is the block after layer 3 is complete:

And the back.

And the final block!  I love how those added light blue pieces really pop.  And the lightest green fabric is so much fun!

Back of the final block. 

I hope you get to quilt today!