So I cut a few zinnias & quickly get them into a vase with water. Zinnias make good cutting flowers. If you change the water daily they will last a long time.
Now for some fabric.....I pull every color of fabric that I see in my flowers & hope I don't have to go out shopping for more fabric. Once I have the idea of what I want to make, I want to get started & don't want to hunt down fabric in store after store.
Guess what? I had to go shopping. I didn't have enough light golds or oranges. After I came back from shopping, here is the range of values I worked with.
Then I set up a still life to photograph my models. My models won't last in a still life until I finish my drawing, cut my fabric, get it into place, etc. So I work from a photo that then becomes a black & white outlined drawing.
Oops! Blue background is wrinkled. I don't like stopping to iron.....ggrrrrrr. In spite of this, my models strike a pose in a very "Vogue" sort of way.
Here is the black & white drawing that will be my pattern. What was I thinking? As I number the petals in the flowers I discover that one flower has 98 petals & the other has 95 petals. Do I really want to do this? The effect will be lost if I don't work with all the petals.....
I've come this far & no turning back. I must press on & fuse forward. I simply need to adjust my attitude about finishing this quilt quickly. So I repeat to myself, "Enjoy the process, enjoy the process."
Let the fusing begin....
I tried to make the fusing simple for myself. I used an applique pressing sheet & fused all the petals in one flower together as one unit then, the second flower & finally the third flower. This made the placement of each flower on my background a little easier.
Thank goodness for this great product by Bear Thread Designs. If you're interested in an applique pressing sheet go to their website: www.bearthreaddesigns.com. Their phone number is 281-462-0661.
Fast forward to the quilted back side...
This is the flower that sits next to the vase. The entire backside didn't show up well in the photo so I focused on this one flower.
Twenty days later I finished....whew! See completed quilt in the floral gallery.
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Have a great day!