Friday, July 15, 2011

Mini Experiment

Jeanelle McCall wrote an article in Quilting Arts magazine Issue 50 called "spring in full Bloom". I didn't want to start the big project that's been on my mind for months so I procrastinated and played with Jeanelle's fabric strip background, layered circle flowers and small contrasting dots. 

"Sunny Blossoms" – 11 3/4 x 12 3/4"
On this one I added some leaves.

"Purple Tulip" – 7 3/8 x 8 1/8"
I stuck with Jeanelle's strip background but I quilted it, tried a tulip and added leaves.

"Bloom Where you are Planted" – 8 x 7 3/8"
This one has Jeanelle's strip background and circle flower but I added a secondary background and stitched the stem and leaves.

These little experiments will be donated.


Becky said...

Cool! I seem to have started some minis today by accident. I'm avoiding a larger project, it's just too hot! These little ones will be try outs for the big one. Were living parallel lives again! ;-)

Fruit Jar Nicky said...

Can't wait to see your big project, because your samples are fabulous! The layering is great.

Linda said...

Super idea to have projects that can be completed quickly.

sophie said...

When I saw these flowers in the magazine article, I thought to play in a small way by mending/fuzing/stitching some flowers on some ripped jeans. The products of your play are much more elegant.

Tonya Littmann said...

I love the idea of using this method for mending. Thanks for sharing.