It's my day to share my Flower Creations. I love flowers, all kinds of flowers. I never met a flower I didn't like. I am partial to cone-flowers/echinacea, but I love all flowers! I had a few works in progress that needed to get finished and this blog hop was just the thing to light my fuse and get me going. Thanks Madame Samm for creating this blog hop and for sweet Carol of Just Let Me Quilt for cheer-leading on this hop.
Before you all think I never sleep, let me explain that some of these quilts were started over 3 years ago. One needed to be quilt and bound, another just needed the binding, one needed a border and then to be quilt and bound, and another I added some embroidery, border, quilting and binding to in order to finish it.
I hope you enjoy all of my flower creations...
|Flowers in Pots. I hand blanket stitched with embroidery floss the flowers and pots and machine quilted.|
|Close-up. The flowers were from a book called Flowering Quilts by Kim Schaefer. but I set them in my own setting.|
|Quilt draped over my front gate.|
|One of the flowers in a pot.|
|I added a triple fabric border and corners. I used a couple of decorative machine stitches to stitch the wavy border. This is my own original quilt design.|
|This echinacea cone-flower quilt was needle turned appliqué by hand. I embroidered the spider and spider web by hand. I fused on some fabric butterflies and hand embroidered the antennae. Machine quilted the quilt.|
|Draped on a park bench.|
|Close-up of spider web and spider. I used one strand of Mylar along with the embroidery floss to give the spider web a sparkle to simulate the sun shining on the morning dew of the web. It really sparkles, even if this photo doesn't show it well.|
|Made with batik fabrics.|
|I made this Sewing Needle Roll out of wool felt. All made by hand with added appliqué and embroidery. It rolls up and snaps to keep it closed. This is my own design I made up. The pattern for this is in my Craftsy store.|
|Close-up of pincushion. Those large round red, blue, pink and black things are my pins in the pincushion. On top are orange French knots.|
|I free-motion echo quilted this small quilt.|