Each time I sit down to quilt I have a routine I follow to make sure that everything is in tip top shape including me. One of the things that I do is warm up my quilting on a practice sandwich. If I’m trying out different techniques or motifs the sandwich takes on the appearance of a sampler. Here is one of my test sandwiches and it is getting filled up although there’s still a little more space. I was thinking it would be interesting to apply some colour and beading to this piece….maybe even a little applique. Could make an interesting little wall hanging!
And now a few more close-ups of the embroidery in my Mom’s quilt Nostalgia. Many of the flowers and bugs are found in her garden. The first picture has a bit of a story. Mom and my brother are both avid gardeners. He is always bringing her interesting seeds and plants. Since orange flowers are not as common as other colours, when he came across some seeds that promised lovely orange flowers he snapped them up and gave them tom Mom. She planted them thinking that they would be a lovely little plant with a pop of orange. The seeds sprouted and started growing, and growing and growing! By late summer the plant was more than 8’ tall! They didn’t plant those seeds again!
Crazy, big, orange plant!
Until I post again, happy sewing!
I like your test swatches of FMQ. I wish I was anywhere near that good! I only manage to do a bit of stippling and it doesn't look too good lol!ReplyDelete
I need a lot of practice still. And the violets are adorable!
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