IN WHICH SWEET SUFFERING HAS ENDED AND MORPHED INTO THE SONG OF???????
Sweet Surrender flimsy is finished! and ready to be a sandwich to be quilted. The name of this quilt is not yet finalized-it will be "The Song of ???" or "Music of???". Maybe "Singing of Spring". The background is like a music staff with whole notes and the vines look like music.
Commonly, this quilt is made with red at the bottoms of the pieced triangles. My motif or mood ideas using green/teal instead was to encourage the feel of growing things in spring. You can even look at the pieced triangles as abstract flowers with growing from a green base. The green/teal was intended as a grounding basis for all the colors.
So you can have a closer look, here are the four corners.
I washed the flimsy to remove glue and markings. I was worried about bleeding with all this brightly colored fabric. Fortunately, only one item bled and that was the purple/turquoise circle in the lower left corner which bled a bluish color. It is a small bled so I think I will just remove that circle and stitch down a larger one which covers the bleed.
You can see that most the dots are actually flowers cut from Kaffe Fasset fabric. So the vines have leaves and flowers growing on them.
I have ordered the white batting and already have the backing so I am very happy about the progress of this quilt which I now love in a way I never thought I would given the trouble, headaches, and misery it has caused me.
CHUCK, SUSAN, AND ME
I have also been quilting Chuck, Susan, and Me this week. This is a relaxing occupation and fun thinking up quilting patterns to use. Since each block is 6 inches square and some are densely appliqued, only a simple outline of the motifs is necessary. With some of the blocks one can have more fun. Here are some samples:
If you looks at this last one, you will see I quilted in some invisible flowers on one and grasses on the other.
This quilt is quilted in 4 sections plus the border. I did this to have ease in complicated quilting. One thing I have learned is to leave the outer blocks, that is the ones which will connect to other blocks, unquilted. Otherwise joining the pieces together will be a major nightmare.
I am back to feeling my old perky, pesky self. I miss me when I'm gone. Thank you my readers for your kind regards and wishes for my good health.
YOUR MOMENT OF ZEN!
I love fun fashion and these two dresses are petal perfect!
The dresses were designed by New Zealand artist Jenny Gellies.
That's all for this week. Happy quilting until we met again!
I am linking up with:
Slow Stitching Sunday, Bambi's Blog,Patchwork Times, Em's Scrapbag, BOMS,
Esther's Wow, Let's Bee Social,Whoop Whoop, and Off the Wall Friday, and Finish or Not!