Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Week 24

Whew - I'm on a roll with these flowers. My production started to peter out a few weeks ago. I was bored with the project. I was scraping the bottom of the barrel with the scraps I had for the flowers. I didn't like the colors I had left and I thought several of the scraps were ugly. My face would scrunch up when I thought about sewing more hexagons. To get out of my funk, I threw away several scraps (I just heard a horrified gasp from Christy) and cut in to some of my favorite fabrics from my stash. Viola! The sewing picked up some speed.

Lesson learned.

Here is my latest flower - another photo shoot on campus. This was taken near the Indiana Memorial Union, just next to my alma mater's building, Journalism.

Someone commented on my scrappy flowers. Traditional flowers use the same fabric for each row of petals. I'm so used to using scraps that I didn't even think about doing the traditional method. It would have been smarter - sometimes it's hard to find 12 of the same color for those outer rows - but hopefully when everything is put together, I'll have a quilt that is very unique. (Or very Polish as some would say!)


Angelikas quilts and knits said...

a lovely flower :-)

Karen said...

Bored and scrunching up your face, not a good sign!! I'm glad things are picking up as I so love your Polish flower! :)

Dolly Cloth said...

flower looks good

Jeanette said...

Your flower is gorgeous. Happy Stitching,

Birdie said...

Your scrappy flower is lovely, looks like you have a lot of beautiful fabrics to use.