Like most of the East coast, we had snow on Xmas day!
It's still here, mostly...
and it's still beautiful.
But i don't know how much longer it will continue to be beautiful
for me. =-)
I made this water lily the same way i made the sunflower on Bunny's quilt, but with more "rows" of petals.
I really like how it turned out.
Each petal is a separate piece of fabric, folded and folded and ironed and sewn down on a base. The "fronds" in the middle are random length embroidery threads with a randomly placed knot on each one.
Embroidery threads on the lily pads
I really love how the water lily turned out!
I've been working on this wall hanging "off and on" for quite awhile now (but mostly "off"). It spent a lot of time "just sitting" on my quilting chair. I had to think about it a lot! I also had to go out to the quilting store a number of times to purchase stuff for this one.
The different blues came from a fat quarter pack (or 2) from Moda (purchased online).
The green lily pads and the orange fish were made from batiks (purchased from a vendor at a local quilt show).
The pink & yellow were from my stash.
The grey binding was purchased at Hobby Lobby.
The shocking-orange backing was purchased at Hancock Fabrics. (I didn't have Bunny take pix of the back 'cause it's just a "plain" orange back. Nothin' fancy. Just plain.) =-)
This quilt just popped into my head one day. And oddly enough, i automatically knew how i wanted it quilted too, which is totally unusual for me! The actual quilting is typically the last thing i think about!
I still have to make a sleeve for the back so i can hang it up...
This quilt is 42" x 42". I had intended for it to be rectangular. I thought it was a rectangle, but i guess the two "scalloped" ends cause me to merely think it's rectangular.
I embroidered the lines on the lilypads with number 8 variegated green embroidery thread. I've been looking at Laura Wasilowski's blog and lovin' it! Thanks for the "embroidery on quilts" inspiration, Laura! =-)
I love this quilt, and i'm actually keeping it for myself! =-)
That's a first. I'm going to hang it in my dining room (if i can convince Kitty to let me take her picture down) where i can look at it every day. I'm tellin' ya, this is gonna be a first!
I hope you like it as much as i do.