Wednesday, 21 November 2012

Quilt Along #40 - Flower Power

Can't believe how quick this year has gone. This is Quilt Along #40 on Leah Day's Quilt Along Wednesdays and this week's design is Flower Power.

Leah is using this design as a Quilt Buster, i.e. a design that is stitched on a larger scale to cover a huge amount of space on your quilt. My 'practice quilt' is pretty much used up and I had only one square left, so I watched the video on how to stitch this design on a smaller scale.


Flower Power
My flower turned out better than expected except I made some of the petals a tad larger than they should have been. However, it turned out pretty nice and I decided to disguise the unevenness of my flower with some echo quilting. I don't have a lot of experience in echo quilting, so I thought this was the perfect opportunity to have a go at it. A bit wonky, but considering that this is all freehand, I am very happy with the outcome. I think, if I was to do this again, I might draw myself a square around the flower, so I don't overshoot with the larger petals. Very pretty design.

Linking up to Leah Day's Quilt Along Wednesdays.

Until next time

Karin

19 comments:

  1. Karin
    I think that the unevenness of the petals is the thing that really appeals to me. I loved this design so much I had to comment, then I re-read your post and knew I needed to let you know that although you aren't as happy with it as you have been with other designs this is my favourite one so far.
    I love following your experiments, you have an amazing talent.

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    1. Hi Mhairi...no, I am very happy with it...actually was amazed that I managed to produce a nice flower as I can't draw this any better, at least not freehand. Thanks for the compliment.

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    2. Oh I agree with Mhairi....we assume that symmetry is required for beauty and yet often it is the unexpected that breathes life in to the design. I think it is lovely. k.

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  2. Looks AWESOME!
    Oh no worries on the echos they look great!

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    1. Thanks...was very surprised with this design. I think it looks really pretty.

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  3. Deine Blume sieht toll aus! Mir wäre gar nicht aufgefallen, dass sie ungleich ist. Sie sieht einfach super aus!

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    1. Danke...das ist ein sehr schoener Design...gefaellt mir auch sehr gut.

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  4. Karin, your Flower is beautiful, as is the echoing. Great job. I would love to see a photo of the whole quilt!!

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    1. Thanks...looks nice on that background with those little flowers. The quilt is almost done...only some sashings to go. I will post about it probably next week. If you want to have a look in the meantime , I have a bigger picture of it in Quilt Along #37.

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  5. Oh, how pretty. The echo makes the flower really pop. Great work.

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  6. I like the different sized petals! You did an excellent job!

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  7. Thanks...this did turn out very nice. I find that I nowadays do not over think designs, rather just have a go. The improvement I have made over the course of this year is amazing. I am hoping that the quilt along will continue next year. If not, I might just have to practice different designs by myself...mind you, the quilt along just added that extra bit of pressure to practice and have a go at things which I would not normally have tried.

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  8. This looks wonderful! The echoing is fantastic! I don't have mine done yet - maybe soon. ~Jeanne

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    1. Thanks...this was a fun design to try

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  9. Wow Karin, your flower looks great!

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  10. Thanks Kristin...I was a bit surprised myself at how good it turned out. Might have been a fluke

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