Thursday, 19 September 2013

Free Motion Rudbeckias


This the latest experiment, done on a fat quarter sized piece of fabric.  I wasn't sure what I was going to try this week.  I had a notion that I was going to do a design based on an unusual beer can, but when I visited Mary Ellen's blog and saw her wonderful pictures of her trip to Germany, the whole plan changed.  She has a photo of a beautiful garden full of autumn flowers, so I decided to have a go at rudbeckias.



First I did the flower in the centre, with the three flower heads coming from a central stalk.



Next I put in a shorter flower on either side, each with two flower heads.



When I do this pattern again I shall try and make the stems shorter and fit in more flowers.  I didn't really plan what I was going to do at the top.  I thought the pattern would work itself out and that I would be able to arrange the stems more easily, but I started confusing myself at the top. An advance sketch might have helped.

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Linking up again with Leah Day's blog for Free Motion Friday
... and Sarah's blog Confessions of a Fabric Addict for Whoop Whoop Friday

17 comments:

  1. This is gorgeous! You FMQ designs are amazing!

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  2. You have such a wonderful talent for FM flowers! These are lovely Muv.

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  3. wow! this is gorgeous - you are one hell of a clever lady!

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  4. Very nice. How clever to create your own design! I like how you filled in the top corners.

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    1. Thank you Ann! True confession here - I've only just worked out how to leave a comment on your blog. I'm a bit dim with Google plus.

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  5. Such a wonderful idea you have executed from thread and fabric! I am so happy you found inspiration in my photos.

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    1. Thank you Mary Ellen! Your photos are lovely.

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  6. What a lovely pattern. I give it a try! Thanks!

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    1. Hooray, Maartje! And I bet you will use lots of different coloured threads.

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  7. What a wonderful design and quilting.

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  8. Wonderful. Very professionally done. I should have come to your blog for ideas on quilting patterns. You have many great ones.

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  9. Beautiful! Isn't it satisfying to work out your own design on the fly.

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  10. I really like your experiments. :) I need to try out those peacock feathers and now these, too!

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  11. So awesome. Hope you frame it or make something with the quilted FQ

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  12. gentle and graceful design. Love it.

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  13. Great free motion quilting - have been watching lots of your work and it gives inspiration. Have become a follower and put you on my sidebar to see more :-)
    Have a creative and great weekend.

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