Tuesday, July 10, 2012

quilts quilted, some painted daisies

This morning my machine quilter, Nicole, delivered my quilts to me all quilted. I chose to have a simple all over meandering design as it would save me half the price on the two quilts. I am very happy with them. I've had the top finished for this one for some time.
 The allover meandering gives it a nice puffy warm feel and I love the colors as it lays here on my bed. I've already chosen a binding fabric, so I may get to it sometime this week.
 Yesterday, I took my paints and brushes to the shop craft where I worked on painting the rest of the daisies and a hummingbird that I had printed a few weeks ago. After I touch up a few spots, the next step will be to sandwich and add stitching. There are three that measure 8" by 8" and one, a postcard size. I never do two exactly the same though.
 You can see in this detail that I have painted the back of leaves with fabric paint and pressed them onto the  gel printed piece. I like the textural design in the background green as well.
This hummingbird will be postcard size.
I'm linking to the Needle and Thread Network..

11 comments:

elle said...

The leaves are a great touch. That is a fast turn around for quilting. By golly, you are getting things done!

Marjorie's Busy Corner said...

I love the colours in your quilt too Holly...and the leaves and flowers are beautiful!

Mary Ann said...

I love the leaves. Very effective. That quilt is wonderful. So many colours...a happy quilt:)

Dolores said...

What bright colours. A very happy quilt. What will you do with your flowers? Are you planning a postcard with one?

imquilternity said...

I'm loving your quilts and recognize so many of those wonderful fabrics! I like "allover" quilting because it allows a quilt to remain soft and drapable. And, it's pretty! I bet you'll be glad to get them bound and be able to say, "they are done!"

Jeanette said...

I love seeing what you have to share every Tuesday. I love those flowers that you painted.

Leslie McNeil of MarveLes Art Studios said...

Beautiful quilt! Love those colors, so much. And your watercolors are very cool. Like the leaves and that white textural interest at the bottom, especially.

What Comes Next? said...

I love your daisies - the leaf printing is perfect. That is a lovely warm inviting colour combo on the quilt - nice!

Sheila said...

Interesting work as always and your quilt turned out wonderful , so colorful .

Linda said...

Your work is so wonderful! I love your hummingbird

Regina said...

What a lovely quilt, and I really like your painted daisies.