This afternoon I've been working on quilt designs for the Buoyant Blossoms BOM. I used Electric Quilt 7 for these designs, importing my own photos into the program for the first time. I was pleased with how nifty it worked. Layout for 45 ½" x 45 ½" Wall Hanging:
You will need about 2 ½yards of background fabric. For the rest... I just used bits and pieces of leftover fabric from other projects. If you want it to look realistic, use batiks or mottled fabrics.
One more flower block... and then we'll do something different. ;-)
If you intend to make this a lap quilt, you might like to turn the blocks to face outwards so it will be right side up no matter which way it is used.
I will design enough blocks for a personal throw... a twin-sized quilt... and a full-sized/queen-sized quilt. There will be a medallion of some sort in the center of each of these quilts.
According to EQ7:
For the personal throw (54 ½" x 72 ½"), you will need about 4 ½ yards of background fabric.
For the twin (72 ½" x 99 ½"), you will need about 7 ½ yards of background fabric.
For the full-queen (90 ½" x 99 ½"), you will need about 9 ½ yards of background fabric.
Here is a tentative idea for the personal throw(subject to change at my whim):
just found the quilt my mother gave me about 20 years ago, one that was made
for her as a wedding gift in March of 1936.
It was given as only a ‘flimsy’ (they did that, years ago) ... and my
mother had it hand-quilted by some ladies in a bee in Kansas in the early 60s.
used it in a cute little camper Larry and I fixed up a few years ago, and after
he sold the camper, I lost track of the quilt, and was so afraid it had had
been forgotten in the camper.
I was just collecting some things that belong to daughter Dorcas so that I can
give them back to her... peeked in a lidded tote to see what was in there ---
and lo and behold, there was Mama’s quilt.
quilt is made with the Three-Dimensional Dahlia pattern. I was so surprised to see that, when my
mother gave it to me, because it was the very pattern I used for the first
pieced quilt I ever made, though the petals on mine are more gathered than they
are on this one. I liked the pattern so
well, I used it at least three times.
This is a special quilt; I remember Mama covering me up with it when I was little. Then she put it away and saved it for quite a few years, and I forgot all about it. I was so pleased when she gave it to me one day a few years before she passed away.
I'm just about to the halfway point on the Christmas tree skirt.
Micro-stippling around the ornament
Ornament pattern is from a book my sister gave me called 'Iris Paper-Piecing'. It was originally a hot-air balloon with a basket under it; I added a point (seen in previous post) to what was supposed to be the top of the balloon, and a hanging loop to the other.
I split this block diagonally, as this will be where the slit is.
Poinsettia block now rolled forward and completed.
Manger block now completed.
Four blocks and three star rays are quilted. I'll finish it next week.