Monday, March 9, 2015

Country Flowers


Although I've been quiet for a couple of weeks, I'm still sewing! A little here, a little there. Here's a preview with the two kinds of flowers for the TQS 2015 BOM, My Country House by Lynette Anderson.

The "fried egg" flowers are felted wool from Wooly Lady. I love the colours! Felted wool is my big secret plan to minimize the difficulty, especially with the 3/4 scale, and stay on schedule with this BOM. All the critters will be wool.

The hexies are 1/2", which I decided would be the best fit for my smaller scale version of the quilt. The coral and orange fabrics are long time stash inhabitants, and the yellow and green are both fairly new Quilter's Candy Basics from Connecting Threads. There will be a lot of CT fabrics in this quilt. They seem to match the simple feeling that I want for this project.

Month 3 will probably be the first month to be completely finished. I plan to make good progress this week!

7 comments:

  1. I love CT also. Their Essentials thread is my staple piecing thread and I routinely haunt their sale fabrics for quilt backs. Your colors and flowers look great. I guess somehow I missed the part where you said you were making this in 3/4 size.

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  2. This looks like a really fun project; a little bit of everything. And as usual, your excellent colour choices will add a fresh "perkyness" to the quilt. Bring on Month 3.

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    1. Thank you! Yes, I think it's turning into a fun mix of textures and techniques. I am quite keen to get started on the piecing -- then the colours will really start to pop!

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  3. Beautiful! Love the brilliant colors.:)

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  4. Your hexies look beautifully made and the colours are so nice and cheery. I checked out the Wooly Lady link. Thanks and your "fried egg" flowers look really neat :)

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  5. The colours and shapes are terrific. The felt will be fun. Love the look of it together.

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    1. Thanks, Jillian! Yes, I'm excited by the mix of textures too. I think it's becoming my "thing!"

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