Thursday, 14 May 2015

Rainbow Petals Quilt

Would anyone notice if I don't send this off?? 😉 #igminiswap #flossysgroup
I found the free pattern for this "Flower of Life" quilt on Craftsy and knew that I wanted to make it for the Instagram Mini Swap.
I originally thought that I would needle turn appliqué it, but it was taking too long and so I turned all the edges under and then machine appliquéd it. Raw edge with Bondaweb would have been much simpler and have a similar effect.
I guess I need a label. Never made one before as this is only the 4th quilt I've actually finished! #igminiswap #flossysgroup
I traced the leaves with a Frixion pen on sand paper to stop them wriggling around too much.
@karie_twokwikquilters this is how I made the segments. The outside doesn't have to be too accurate, taper towards the points. I drew a pen line and then turned each one under to that line, held in place with a bit of fabric glue. Hope that makes sense. Statistics
Machine Appliqué
Approx 20" x 20"


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17 comments:

  1. Wow, this is stunning. I think you made the right decision, personally I'm not a fan of raw edges.

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  2. WOW! It looks incredible ... HOW are you going to put it in the post? afraid it would stick to my fingers and stay at home xx

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  3. Lovely rainbow effect. Very pretty!

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  4. Oh my gosh, that's beautiful! I think I'd be too impatient to do the needle turn thing, I'd go raw edge!!!

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  5. I love this quilt - so calming and serene.

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  6. What a lovely quilt. It's so soft and gentle looking. I hope whoever you gave it to enjoys looking at it every day.

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  7. What a great idea for a beautiful rainbow quilt! I love your design beautiful fabrics, and GREAT quilting!!! :)
    Greetings from Poland
    Kamila

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  8. Love the colors and fabrics you chose! It's very pretty.

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  9. What an eye-catching design!! Bright and beautiful!! Makes me smile!

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  10. It's so pretty and I love the quilting. Sand paper is genius!

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  11. Beautiful quilt, and the sandpaper sounds a great idea. It's lovely to find another quilting blogger down in the South West too!

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