Wednesday, October 5, 2016

Black and White Flower #8

This flower was a blast to create because I got to use a black and white chevron fabric!  I fussy cut the pieces so the top of the chevron would go down the middle of the petal.  I applied the chevron pieces to their individual petals before applying them to the background fabric.

Here's the first layer all stitched up.  I decided to stitch around the chevron pieces in black instead of white.  If you look at the tip of the chevron piece you can see that it is black.  I didn't want to have white thread up at the tip, but the black stitching.

And the back of layer one:

Layer two was a blast because I got to see the chevron pieces all come together!  How much fun it is that they look almost connected.  Your eye almost connects them for you.  Now I want to go out and buy more chevron fabrics (Uh, oh!).

The back of layer two:

The flower is now complete with it's final dot in the center.  It was so much fun fussy cutting this dot for this flower.  I was glad there was a little extra black around the edge so that my stitches hid well,  If not, I probably would've stitched it in white.

The back of layer three:

I hope you get to quilt today!


  1. Ooo! LOVE the bright contrast and lots of movement in this flower. The fussy cut chevrons really make it striking!

    1. Thanks Janice. Fussy cutting is so fun!

  2. Wow! I love your approach to applique. The use of chevrons gives a modern vibe and your flower is stunning. You are inspiring me to try this. Just discovered your blog today thanks to a link, and I can't wait to see what you try next!

    1. Midge! You made my day! Come back again soon :)