Friday, February 22, 2013


Well not yet outside, but Spring is the theme for February for Sky is the Limit. And this is what I created for this theme:

After the winter months, I really am in need of flowers :-). But let's get back how I started working on this. First I made the background by tearing a piece of snow dyed fabric into strips and placing the strips in random order on top of the batting and background fabric:

Whenever I make something which has applique on it, I prefer to do the quilting before I add the applique. And as there are multiple pieces of fabric in the background I need a rather dense quilting. I decided to go with this design and quilted till the edges of the fabric. In other words over the edges of the batting:

For the appliqued flowers I used commercial batiks and for the vase a hand dyed fabric.
Normally I write my labels, but this time I decided to include the qr code of my website on it as well. I printed this together with my usual information and ironed the label to the back of the quilt.
This will probably be something I will be doing in future with all my labels. Just for purpose of posting the picture on my blog I removed part of my address. There is some privacy I prefer :-). I am linking this post to Nina-Marie's Off the Wall Friday.


soulbrush said...

I think you do soemthing arty every single day like I do. Love this- wish it would send us some spring here now.

Margaret said...

Those tulips have brightened the wintry day here too, Wil.

And I'm intrigued. I don't have a phone or something I can scan one of those qr codes with, but others might. How does one find out what one's code is?

Sylvia said...

I love the quilting on this piece. Pretty flowers. I am also intrigued with the qr codes, I am still in the dark ages with an old cell phone.

Lisa Quintana said...

Ditto! Love the quilting and the background. Nicely done!

Anonymous said...

I like the whole process you used and the end results! Quilting the background prior to the applique of the flowers is a good pointer that I will heed as I have a similar project that I will begin soon. Thanks for the post.