Another quilt created from leftovers from Jeweled Flower Garden and Saw Tooth Flowers, with petals from solids added in.
The blossoms use the Crafted Applique technique, a new non-traditional applique method.
So how did these blossoms happen? After prepping the fabric according to the directions in the book, and with six triangles from each fabric, a hexagon center was created,
highlighted by a yellow frame.
Using a longarm ruler as a template,
the first row of petals are cut and placed.
Then the process begins to add them on to the first row.
Row 3 is added in the same way.
After cutting a few leaves, everything was pinned and then fused to the background.
For this quilt, I decided to use the straight line of the quilting to hold down the applique instead of zig zagging around the edges then quilting over that.
Background on this is a freehand meander. No need for something fancy as it would be hard to see.
Though I'm not concerned about the applique coming up, I don't know how the edge will hold up in the wash. Lara claims the edges don't fray, but I'll check that out on another project. For now, this one is a wall hanging.
Almost forgot! The background is a D9P (disappearing 9-patch), done all in greens. Check out the D9P tutorial to make your own.
Have a great weekend quilting!