Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Art Nouveau Flower - Done! (Branson, MO)

It's done!  Well, the top is done.  I spent almost all of yesterday appliqueing.  I am very happy with the results.  This will be a small lap quilt around 40x50.  I thought about adding a border...okay! That's as far as I got on the border.
Art Nouveau Garden

I took some close-up photos this morning.  Of course, I picked a very overcast day for taking photos.  I don't want to wait for another sunny day so these will have to do for now.  I want to spend most of tomorrow getting this top and the Kokopeli top ready for quilting.
 The wings are all from the same purple batik.  The same with the body - all from one green batik.
whole flower

Flower up close
I did not have a backing that matched the top, so you know what that means....Fabric Shopping!  I went back to Quilts and Quilts Country Store.  I did a lot of browsing, listening to other shoppers, and husbands losing their wives in the many rooms filled with fabrics.  They have such a wonderful shop.  Aisles and aisles of books, patterns...oh, sorry, I probably told you this already.

I was beginning to think I would not find a match for my top when I wandered into the discount room.  Now I don't know about you, but I rarely have any luck with the discounted fabric.  Not today!  Not only did I find a great match and on sale, it is also a batik!  The shade is almost a perfect match to the butterfly's dots.  What a day!
Backing for the top


  1. Congratulations! Your flowers came out great. It's fun to see them on the finished quilt top!

  2. Thanks SibStudio! I had fun making them.

  3. This is so fun...I love the colors! And your backing is perfect...Great find!

  4. Your quilt top is beautiful! I love the butterfly and the colors. Just beautiful!!!

  5. Thanks Memoriesforlifescrapbooks! I'm glad you liked it. From what I saw on your blog, I like your color taste.

  6. Thanks Sher! That is so nice to hear!

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  8. I love your applique! I'm not much of a seamstress, but I do like everything involved with sewing! {:-Deb

  9. Thanks Deb! I can say the samething about jewelry making! I love your work!

  10. Hi Kelly, Thanks for your comment and following me!

  11. That is a Very pretty quilt Sandy !


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