|Fuchsia Flower and Dragonflies 14" X 18"|
This challenge is to start and finish a quilted object in one week using their prompt. This time it was the traditional 54/40 or fight, and I started with a google search of the block itself.
I collect some thumbnail images on one sheet as inspiration:
oh, my, not my thing, but.... I do have a set of cutting templates for that pointy bit, and arbitrarily chose a size, the #3 line, to use for that block section, decided on using pink scraps against green and going for a stylized flower
I have a bulging pink scrap bin!!! I sort the scraps kind of into square shapes, strips of any size, and oddball leftovers. I picked out some bold pinks and some medium value pinks so you'd see the pattern.
I pieced the block, the backing to the pointy bit is a lovely long hoarded rosy floral, surrounded the block in another bit of daisies on green fabric with dabs of pink, and my favorite color combo batik with dragonflies. Yea! It will go on my bedside table for the month of April I think. That binding fabric is a favorite used often, by designer Jane Sassamon,( vintage)
simple quilting, I wanted it to look kind of art deco, combined with craftsmen appreciation of organic shapes of dragonflies. They symbolize a fresh start to me. The pink is soothing for me.
some detail shots:
Tomorrow I will share my stay at home round robin quilt blocks with you... hee hee, I had fun trying to come up with a star block that suited the Spring quilt I'm making with this challenge! Stay tuned!