WILDFLOWERS-First four blocks

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gini Posted: Sun, Mar 4 2012 12:05 AM

I've picked out the easiest four blocks, and I am posting them so you can start to think about colors and maybe go shopping.    I am not,posting the blocks until sometime in April.   When we start them, you will determine The pace, ie. how many blocks you want to do a month.  And, of course, some of you will want to jump in and do themrightmaway.

Some of you will take longer.  It is all good.  Tis isn't a horse race or any kind of race.   If you only complete one block, then you have a nice center for a wall hanging or a table topper.    It isn't about the finished  quilt, it's all about the journey. Handwork should be relaxing, rewarding and fun.   I hope you all enjoy working along with me on this quilt.

 

 

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gini replied on Sun, Mar 4 2012 12:08 AM

Please be patient, I am working on my iPad, and it has a mind of it's own.

12. Baby blue eyes

24.  Wild blue phlox

10.  California loosestrife

11.  Charming century.

Look at the flowers. Decide how you want to color them.  Don't be afraid to experiment.  I will talk about tracing them to templates when we get closer to april.

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Barbara replied on Sun, Mar 4 2012 4:10 AM

Thanks Gini, I'm going to start looking at fabric ,and pick a backing . Barbara

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Annie replied on Sun, Mar 4 2012 7:49 AM

Ok, all I have to do for now is choose colors for the first 4 blocks, I think I can handle that!

I've never done hand appliqué before so I look forward to learning techniques and tips!  I love sewing my quilt binding by hand as it's the only hand work I do and really love how relaxing it is.  I hope appliqué is as relaxing and not too stressful.

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Debra replied on Sun, Mar 4 2012 7:35 PM

 These flowers are sooo pretty. Hopefully my pattern comes sometime this week. :)

I may do mine on an off white background fabric. I don't do well with a bright white.

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MNnancy replied on Sun, Mar 4 2012 9:42 PM

I'm doing the same thing, Deb.  (off white, that is)


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Hi I'm grace. I haven't done appliqué so looking forward to this group too. Where do I get the pattern or at least look at a pic so I can start thinking about fabric colors?

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gini replied on Mon, Mar 5 2012 12:25 AM

http://www.p3designs.com/shop/product/pattern-wildflower/

here's the link to the pattern, grace.  you'll need to order it .

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gini replied on Mon, Mar 5 2012 12:26 AM

you'll need to order it from p3 designs

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Lillie replied on Mon, Mar 5 2012 7:49 AM

Deb- I completely agree that these flowers screen ivory/cream background fabric. Which is exactly what I had planned for mine.

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Barbara replied on Mon, Mar 5 2012 10:28 AM

Deb,I have a beautiful whit fabric that is a brighter white I'm going to use I think it will be perfect . Barbara

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gini replied on Mon, Mar 5 2012 10:59 AM

oh, dear, i'm a black sheep again,   i'm using brown for a background.

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Barbara replied on Mon, Mar 5 2012 11:30 AM

Gini , that is funny I'm just trying to use what I have ,and this is really pretty white with a pattern thru it . .Barbara

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Lillie replied on Mon, Mar 5 2012 11:35 AM

What shade of brown Gini? I was originally thinking of black background and using bright batiks for all the flowers. Maybe a purple batik for sashing between each block. I'm still thinking that way to be honest about it. 

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gini replied on Mon, Mar 5 2012 11:40 AM

lillie,   a rich brown jaquard,   i haven't used this type of material for applique before, we'll see how it turns out.   i think black will be beautiful

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