Monday, 2 June 2014

The Other Finish for May...

My other finish for May...now it is dried from its bath...

Rainforest Flowers - 20" square
The colour has come up way too yellow but the grey rainy day was most unhelpful in the decent light for a photo department...

The Small Quilt Talk yahoo group challenge for May was to use a flower block (based on the snowball block) by Kathleen Tracy (it is her group) any way you liked.  Being an American based group most of the members were chatting about it being Spring and Spring flowers. I pulled out the stash boxes but nothing was right, no inspiration at all...until I spied the little box that holds Australiana pieces...the frog fabric I used for the border reminds me of rainforest (not that I live anywhere near the rainforest) so it's now called "Rainforest Flowers".  I wasn't very creative when it came to the setting.  I did go way outside my usual "I"m very good at straight lines" machine quilting, going through my quilting design books and using a spiral centered sunburst one for each flower block and a cable design on the border with a variegated dull green Signature thread.

Onwards to the June Challenge - well, once it is announced. (*Edit - it's been announced and the scrap bins went wahoo! I love using scraps!!)

Happy Stitching...

8 comments:

shez said...

wow Annette this is awesome,you are so clever and cant wait to see what you are making next,hope you have a wonderful week my friend.xx

Narelle said...

I like the layout and cute froggy border :)

Christine M said...

Another lovely quilt. Looking forward to seeing the next one!

Fiona said...

That's a fun quilt and great use of fabrics... rainforest is perfect...
Hugz

Peg - Happy In Quilting said...

Gorgeous...

Mistea said...

Lucky froggies having pretty flowers to play in.
Cute quilt.

Shay said...

I think the setting looks lovely ....

And two finishes in a month is pretty darn good !

Maria said...

That is a really impressive quilt, Annette :-) love all those fabrics!