Thursday, July 24, 2008

Summer Flowers

With my back out of commission, I’m pulling a photo from my archives for you.
I never realized it before, but this was my first ‘free form’ quilt that I made years before my Winter quilt came to be.

On a summer visit to my Mom’s, my sister had an autumn display hanging on the door. What??? She couldn’t find anything summery to put on the door.

So, with absolutely no quilting supplies to work with (everything was at home in Toronto), I made this hanging out of a piece of fabric for the backing and the flowers are made out of felt. No pattern …. everything was just cut out free form and buttonhole stitched in place. The flowers were stuffed with batting and buttons were used for the flower centers.

Outside the entrance, is a small hosta garden that was put in during one of my visits. Don’t they look gorgeous all in bloom? I just thought this was an excellent spot for a shot .... the door looked kinda of boring. :o)

When the VON nurse visited that week, she wanted to know where the hanging came from as she had not seen anything like that in the stores. A lovely compliment.

Have a great day!

10 comments:

Teresa said...

And a very deserving compliment. That sure is a sweet looking wall hanging and a great job on your part.

Guðrún said...

This one is so special.

Peg - Happy In Quilting said...

Rose Marie...that is just so lovely...a true artists can made a masterpiece our of anything....

sMC said...

love the wall quilt. Sorry about your back.. decorub and the the hot water bottle. Hope it get better soon.

theysaywordscanbleed said...

that's a pretty quilt!

arlene,
West Bremerton florist

Kim said...

You are amazing with scissors and needle and thread! This is very bright and cheerful. The wreath hanger is perfect. I'm going out to find one of those...hope you back eases up so you are back to your regular program soon. :)

Brenda said...

I am mesmerized with the beauty and work on this. It is just so lovely. Exquisit (spelling).

Catherine said...

That's a wonderful wall hanging. Hope your back gets better soon!

kjquilts said...

You are very talented! I love your dimensional flowers and you're right...that was a beautiful place to photograph it. I love hostas. The garden is beautiful.

tracey said...

I really do love this great wall hanging , i love flowers
Well done