This is Lynn’s beautiful quilt. She took a class that focused on machine applique
and machine embroidery. There are some really cool blocks within this quilt and
Lynn always has some incredible fabrics within the quilt top itself.
I love the aqua blue border, it really adds a pop of color.
In this block, the background has been quilted already. Most of the blocks in
this quilt have this added feature. It really does add another layer of dimension
and design to the quilt.
I’m not sure if you can see that there are pink buttons on the top of the flower.
There were alot of embellishments added as well. Lynn mentioned that each
block took up alot of time to create. I believe her, so much detail in each block.
A multi colored yarn was used for the center of the flower heads. It is amazing
what different fibers one can use to embellish a quilt.
This is one of my favorite blocks. These flowers are surrrounded by a thick
thread called Razzle Dazzle, by Ricki Tims. I quilted a small zigzag stitch
around the thread, just to give it more stablilty and help keep it from sifting
or coming off the quilt top. In the centre of each flower is a piece of thin
foam, in the shape of a flower petal. Lynn mentioned picking these up
at the Dollar Store. Again, you have to keep your eyes open to the
possibilities of what materials,besides cotton, you can use in quilting.
This multi colored flower was created by machine embroidery. Isn’t it
gorgeous? I totally love it! I can’t imagine the amount of thread it must
have sucked up though.
In the purple border. I stitched in feathers.
Again, the blue flower head draws me to it. Around this block, I stitched
a simple loop de loop design.
The buttons around this block are so cute. Michaels, is the store where
they were purchased. The thread that has been stitched around the block
is pretty thick as well.
The background area has a stitched vertical line in it as well. I think that
the students in this class were encouraged to use some of the decorative
stitches on their sewing machine. What a great idea to use these stitches
in this way. Most of us don’t use these decorative stitches at all.
The background area has stitched lines are
I wanted to do something different in the half square area, so
diagonal lines seemed interesting. In the pink area, I stitched
in a wavy line, just to add some contrast to the area.
The flower, on the left hand side, is another machine embroidered flower.
This is another cute flower. I like the diagonal background lines and the
foam center too. As you can see, there were alot of little borders surrounding
the blocks so I tried to use the same motifs over and over but in different areas.
This block looks similar to a previous one but the flower is different.
I like the stitching in the background area too. There are 2 layers of
batting in all of these blocks too. The first layer was added when
the block was constructed and all the background stitching was done.
The second layer was added when I quilted the quilt too.
Another neat block and stitching in the background area.
Around some of the blocks, there was purple sashing.
Loops were added in the purple sashing, just to mix up
the quilting a bit and add some interest.
Rick rack is what makes up the stem of this flower. Again, what a great concept.
I think this may be the last flower block. I took pictures of each one.
There is so much color, detail, embellishments and stitching to this
quilt top. It is amazing and a work of art, in and of itself. I think that
Lynn must have had alot of fun creating this quilt.
What a great color for the backing of the quilt. You can see the feathers and the
swirls that were used on the outer purple border.
More of the quilt back. This quilt was alot of fun to quilt. I spent alot of time
just looking at it and finding so many neat items that can be added to a quilt top.
Whoever designed this quilt is very clever and creative.
See you next week.