Thanks for all the comments on the last two quilts that I finished. Yes it was nice finishing two one after another. Now it is time to move on and get another finish! Mike will be working a lot of evenings in the next several weeks I believe so I have the house to myself which means I’m not cooking much – I will be getting some quilting/piecing/applique done.
A couple days ago I started the design for the applique on the bowtie quilt. It is coming along – slowly while I get all the pieces ready but moving along. I wasn’t able to work on it yesterday until last night as I had driven to Northwest Arkansas yesterday to spend the day with my mom – we got in lunch and some shopping and a visit with one of my sisters.
Last night I got back to work on the applique while watching some tv. Several days ago I started to toss around some of the hexie flowers that I had started and vines – as you can see it is all just kind of tossed around right now waiting for the final design and the glue. The white pieces are just freezer paper leaves waiting to be pressed onto various green fabric – I should be able to get to that today.
One more section. I will be doing this bottom right corner (a quarter of the quilt if it was folded) and then the opposing corner at the top with a different design.
I am using this design in the book for inspiration – this one is a a wall hanging size. I am not putting a flower pot on mine. Some of the flowers are of these designs other will not be. The top left corner I might use this chain type placement of partial flowers – I kind of like that. I’m not sure if I will put embroidery on it in the lower corner – I think I might – not a lot but little curly cues here and there as tendrils coming off of the vines or flowers – the little red circles might be groupings of French knots.
A couple more flowers that I am putting together today – just basted right now and I need to get them stitched still – I’m not sure how many more flowers are needed for the bottom corner and as you can see quite a few more for the top! Well be a work in progress for several weeks and I will get back to quilting on Joseph’s Coat as well – I will be working on two once again.