Sneak Peak

 

I have been working on a new quilt in my series, wild flowers on the Appalachian Trail. I love these small Bloodroot flowers that appear very early in the spring. The quilt is large, about 84 inches wide by 64 inches high, so this is just a small section. I have quilted the background in the squares and I am thinking about how I want to quilt the appliqué. I hope machine quilting lines will further define the petals. When white petals overlap white petals, it’s hard to get visible contrast. I wanted to keep the flowers white, and not use much off-white or beige-y fabric. My friend Cheryl gave me some fabric that has great texture and is bright white. The fabric is scraps leftover from tablecloth manufacture! It isn’t cotton but I don’t care, I won’t be sleeping under this wall tapestry and the fabric is doing the job I want it to do. I’m so glad I have well connected friends!

 


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Comments

  1. Terry,
    This is beautiful! I have been wanting to see this for a while. Love the red which is just enough but makes such a big impact.
    The pictures of the hike are beautiful. I am so glad you are blogging 🙂

  2. I missed this post. The quilt looks just stunning in this micro version. Glad I could be of service, my friend and so happy you have been posting.

  3. Absolutely beautiful!

  4. Leslie Skibo says:

    Hi Terry – So excited I found your blog! Looking forward to seeing your beautiful, inspiring work.

  5. Stephanie says:

    Hello, Terry, from China! So glad to see you started blogging! I know, I know, I should blog too. Having too much fun! Can’t wait to read more about your hikes AND your quilts!

    • Stephanie! Great to hear from you. I have been wondering how you are doing in China. Please start your Blog so I can read about your adventures.

  6. Your quilt is beautiful. The background is so rich looking. I am looking forward to seeing how you quilt the flowers and also the completed quilt.
    Have a wonderful hike!

  7. Lovely flowers–will each one be a separate piece? I love the backgrounds…Julierose

  8. Congratulations on your new adventure in the world of Blogging. I live near the AT & hope you will be blogging about your hike. Love wildflowers and quilts….a great combination. Your quilts are WONDERFUL!!!! Ann

  9. Stunning!…..I love the background fabrics and the shape of the flowers. I am looking forward to seeing the whole quilt.

  10. It looks great, I have been waiting to see it!