About six months ago, a large piece of seersucker arrived, and one of our group decided it would be fun to have an odd fabric 3D challenge. We could take a hunk of the fabric (as much or as little as you would like, and make a small quilted item in which the fabric needed to be used. The item must have a 3D element to it, preferably in the odd fabric.
So this is what I got.
Now, I wouldn't call it ugly, but it isn't something I would normally use in quilting or bag making.
I had an idea, a sort of a tribute to Laurel Burch.
So this is what I have so far.
These are the exterior pieces of my bag, and my zipper.
These are the 3D elements. I think the hot pink flower is out of scale, so I need to make a couple of the smaller flowers in hot pink. I am debating whether I will change the zipper pull, because I can.
And, of course, the creative process goes much better with a large cup of coffee. The work continues.
Canada 150 Tulips, Part 2
It is the strangest thing. My first batch of tulips have faded to cream and white.
The maple leaves in the petals show quite clearly now they are nearly done.
I had a second group of 5, in a shadier part of the yard, and they have just flowered.
Ignoring the yellow one that was already planted in this garden, this batch are the colours I expected.
The Forget Me Nots are again taking over the lawn (I planted them in the garden, but they have all escaped.)
These Wood Violets have little purple faces. There are plain white ones, and two shades of plain purple, as well. I think 5 months of snow makes us very aware of the flowers when they bloom in the spring.