Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Back to my purple onion

Even though it was lightly snowing, my husband got out on his flight around 5:30 this morning to Labrador City. We've gotten about 4-6 " of fluffy snow which I easily ploughed off the driveway with the wide shovel, thank goodness!
The rest of the day I've been totally absorbed in the piece I began last week, randomly piecing the borders from bits out of my scrap bin. I know the larger flower is from the onion family, but I'm too cozily ensconced under the afghan on the sofa to go look it up.

I was having such fun that I did all of the black outlining and then started the quilting around it. Originally, I had intended to add some color to the white; however, I decided to wait and see and I'm glad I did because I think I like it as is.

The quilting is quite dense; I was just in that mood.

I even got half of the borders quilted. I plan to add a bit of hand stitching near the bottom to add some texture.

I cut up some pieces from another print to add a couple of motifs in the border.

9 comments:

Marjorie's Busy Corner said...

The white is perfect just the way it is Holly!! This is going to make a lovely piece. Don't miss the 'Hugs and Kisses' blog hop going on now...giveaways....lots of fun pieces to see.

elle said...

Is that one of your screens, Holly? It looks smashing!

Linda said...

Fabulous! I love what you are doing with this piece.

beth said...

Love the white. It's got contrast! Lovely piece Holly!

pegsplace said...

Oh this is beautiful! You are such an artist. I can't wait to see the finish result!

Dolores said...

You are enjoying this piece. It's lovely.

Gill said...

Fabulous Holly! I love the allium! I'm not sure what the other flower is though??
No snow here, just more rain!

rtquilter said...

It is an allium, Holly- purple flower( but I have seen it white too) . Nicely done!

Regina said...

Wonderful quilting, and such a lovely border!