Guess what day it is??? Happy New Year!
It is a cold and snowy day here – we will be shoveling out and cross country skiing today. Hope to find some inspiration in nature while we are out. It could end up as a 2014 wall hanging or even full sized quilt.
During the past summer, I was inspired by some Lilipads
I took a picture and brought back some leaves to help me create this wall hanging for my mother’s birthday.
I used the double sided style iron-on fabric adhesive and traced my shapes, then applied one of the sticky sides to some great fat quarters I found at a cute fabric shop.
I used a variety of greens for the pads and shades of white to yellow for the flower.
I ironed the shapes into an arrangement that looked good to me, and then actually quilted it myself on my machine. I used a light weight batting and thread to match the top fabrics.
The finished wall hanging looks great! I quilted in long wavy lines in the blue to mimic water and outlined the leaves, adding veining. For the flower, I quilted a bunch of yellow in the center to add an element of texture.