Here is a photo of what I have been working on this past week. This 12 1/2″ block
is for the 2015 IPM Quilt. The theme was “Autumn Splendor.” After looking at the
five fabrics for the block, I thought of sunflowers. I had some pictures I had taken
of sunflowers a few years back and used one of those. I am discovering that I like
working from photos.
The background is pieced and the petals are all sewn on with a zigzag stitch. In
the center, there are alot of French Knots. I didn’t care to count how many but it
did take me 4-5 hours to stitch them all on.
I like the block but I would change it next time round. I would have used the
orange fabric for the center,instead of the green. And I would have stitched
the French Knots more like the way sunflower seeds are in real life. It is
completed now and I am not picking out all those French Knots.
This is a charity quilt for our local hospital. Our Guild makes these for the ICU
Dept. I think they are all so cute and it is amazing how generous quilters are.
This shows a close up of the free motion quilting I did. I tried to incorporate
feathers, swirls, and flowers. I am trying to be more spontaneous and
adventurous with my quilting. Charity Quilts are a great way to practice.
Another close up of the quilting. I did forget to take a photo of the backing.
It is usually a dark color, it was a dark purple. It helps the babies to think
that they are still in the womb and they will continue to grow and thrive.