Saturday, December 1, 2007

Another "I just had to try it" project

I had a bunch of cut away strips, a piece of fusible batting and an idea. What if I just lined the pieces up on the batting, pressed them in place with a backing in place also.
Then I could just have a lot of fun stitching any number of rows I wanted on each of the strips.
I usually used matching rayon embroidery thread.
Then I had a pile of little squares fall on the floor from my table and I thought, hey I think these might work on this project.
And then I want to do some free motion flowers first with black embroidery thread, and then from the reverse side I will put some glittery serger thread in my extra bobbin case and reinforce the idea.
I think I like it so far.
Then I was ready for the edge finish. First a couple rows of zigzag with regular thread and then once more from the reverse side with the glittery heavy serger thread.

I think I will leave the tails on there.
Oh, no, I just realized I trimmed off the edge of the flower on the right when I was straightening it up. Now it looks unbalanced.
Why didn't I see that when I was trimming????
Well I can fix that with a partial flower on the left.
All done!


Vicki W said...

Love it!

Anonymous said...

Funny how just "playing" can result in such nice work!! I need to start doing this again.


Joyce said...

It's so interesting to see your progress.

meggie said...

That was a fun 'tutorial'! The finished result is great!

Elsie Montgomery said...

What fun joining you even as you described your fun! Nice job -- you and the quilt are delightful!

Anonymous said...

Are you snowed in (or iced in today ?
What a good day to quilt and to see
it step by step, as you designed it.
Great! thanks!jmh

Candy Schultz said...

Don't you worry about the batting working its way up to the front?

We are getting snowed at the moment. I so do not love winter.

Gina said...

What a good idea, and it's turned out great.

love and hugs xxx

Quiltdivajulie said...

Sometimes this kind of "play" yields the coolest results... LOVE the flowers on the squares!!

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TB said...

Well done, I like it.

Barbara Strobel Lardon said...

That was a great journey with you and your creative thinking. hahahaha
Loved it .

cottonreel said...

I have a piece like this , it's been hanging around for a long time