I was invited to make a block for a friend of mine who is getting a quilt. The block idea given to me was my provincial flower which is a trillium. With copyright laws, I couldn't find a photo to show you. It is a white flower with a yellow centre and green leaves.
I decided I wanted mine to be a little 3D=) Stop laughing, you didn't think I would make it flat did you?
Starting with 2 layers of fabric and batting behind it, I free motioned the shape of it and then filled it in with lots of thread.
Here is a close up. Yes, I decided I didn't like the yellow and put pink in the centre instead. I outlined the flower in yellow thread.
I then cut away really close to the thread and made three green leaves. I chose a yellow background for the flower and machine stitched the flower on with more yellow outlining thread. The leaves were hand appliqued on. Yes, hand applique. I know, very mature of me. I haven't even told you the best part yet. The whole thing was done using my fancy thread! I am on fire with this stuff.
Do you like it? Please don't say no, cause I haven't even told you about the panic and you saying you don't like it may send me over the quilters' edge. Is there even such a thing? I may find out.
Anyway, this is the panic, I have 4 deadlines and my kids are done school in 8 days. It is very difficult to concentrate when they are home. Very. Difficult.
I am slightly stressed I won't get it done before they are off. I don't think the teachers would appreciate me asking to send them back for an extra week while I finish my quilts. Got any tips for cramming alot of quilting/meeting deadlines in a short time? Yes, coffee and chocolate are already at the top of my list.