Archive for February, 2010

Pollinator Quilt - Top Pieced

The completed pieced top for the Pollinator Quilt hanging on my design wall.

I declared today a sew day (not a snow day but a sew day). With sunshine coming in my windows in my sewing room, I got down to business. Playing with colors and squares, trimming and cutting and rearranging, sewing and snipping, I put together the top for my pollinator quilt. I chose a landscape orientation, unusual, I know.

Next – the quilting! I am thinking of trying to pull in some of the other colors, blue and green, maybe a little yellow. I am thinking swirling designs. Not sure about quilting on the white fabric yet. Almost three months to our guild quilt show. I think I might make it.

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Pollinator Quilt

Visiting with my friend Margaret, chatting about the guild quilt show in May, got me inspired to start finishing a few UFOs to put in the show (UnFinished Objects). I pulled out my three embroidered flowers, and starting putting them together. Each one has a pollinator on it: hummingbird, butterfly and insect. First, I drew the flower on the muslin, colored it in with crayon, melted the crayon to the fabric, and embroidered around the drawing.

Hummingbird Square for Pollinator Quilt

Hummingbird Square, Crayon drawn on Muslin, Hand Embroidered

Here are the three pieces together, in a horizontal arrangement.

Pollinator Wall Hanging

Pollinator Wall Hanging - the first layout.

It gets even better. All the fabric was dyed by hand, using natural dyes. Cabbage, tumeric, marigolds, and rabbit brush. It’s all in the details.

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