Petals in the Wind

Yesterday was a good day. I went into the sewing room mid morning and played until the kids came home from school and it was time to get dinner started.

A while ago, I'd quilted a large square of low volume fabric on top of two layers of hobbs cotton batting which were leftover from a previous project. I used a lovely citrus (yellow, orange, red, white) variegated Aurifil thread which I'd received in my Aurifil Artisan welcome pack.

I'd had an idea that I wanted to use this large panel to make a great big cushion for the corner of the lounge using a European Pillow insert. Then I put it aside and completely forgot about it... until yesterday.

I got my Crafters Edge Crossover II machine out, some dies and got to work. Using scraps from various previous quilt projects for Island Batik, I fused Heat n Bond (lite sewable) to the backs of the fabrics and then cut the various shapes with the machine. Too easy!


I cut some large and small flower shapes along with the circles from one die set and then some leaves/petals from the tulip die set. It's an odd shaped leaf with one side more curved and rounded than the other, but I think it works fine.

I layed out the pieces and fused them in place. Chose some matching Aurifil threads and appliqued (and quilted) the shapes to the background. 


I like how it's coming along, but I think it's not quite finished yet. More is more is more... right?

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At the start of the year, I set my reading challenge to 30 books for 2022. I'm happy to report that I've worked my way through 31 books. Yay!

I keep a record of the books using the Goodreads app or website. If you use Goodreads too, let's be friends?

Looking at all of my star ratings so far this year, I really must be quite fussy because I generally rate the books I've read as 3 star with only a couple of 4 star books.  Well, I finished an audiobook yesterday which I gave a 5 star rating to. It may not be everyone's taste but I really enjoyed it. 

The Woman in the Library by Sulari Gentill

The ornate reading room at the Boston Public Library is quiet, until the tranquility is shattered by a woman's terrified scream. Security guards take charge immediately, instructing everyone inside to stay put until the threat is identified and contained. While they wait for the all-clear, four strangers, who'd happened to sit at the same table, pass the time in conversation and friendships are struck. Each has his or her own reasons for being in the reading room that morning—it just happens that one is a murderer.

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5 comments

Dane said...

Bonjour
Je suis venue faire la curieuse après avoir l'avoir vu sur Facebook
Vous utilisez de très beaux tissus, j'aime beaucoup ces couleurs. Et votre travail aussi
Bon mercredi
Dane

Gretchen Weaver said...

I can't wait to see what you've created, the little you showed is beautiful! Happy stitching!

Karen - Quilts...etc. said...

that is one pretty flower! love it. The book sounds interesting!

loulee said...

Oh so pretty. Show us more. :-)

Karen's Korner said...

One can never have enough pretty flowers on a quilt or anything. Must look out for that book - it sounds interesting.