Friday, 21 April 2017

Spring is in the Air (Again)

Another of my year-old curve pieced flimsies used for FMQ practice, this time coupled with the the book Nemeshing by Bethanne Nemesh (if you haven't seen her quilts, check them out here, her new style is absolutely mind-blowing).


Nemeshing is the name used for a quilting style she developed - free-hand feather motifs combined with a dense backfill that allows the feather to pop up. The "vintage" florals in this little wallhanging seemed very suitable for this kind of quilting, but they also make it difficult to see any texture.



I'm not very happy with the shape and positioning of all the feathers, but it's not too bad for a first try. The most difficult part was the micro stippling which is physically very demanding.


The quilting on the flower itself is very simple, just following the shape, again to allow it to pop up.


Tulip is a very timely image for this time of the year, and can't help sharing a few recently taken photos:





Linking up to TGIFF hosted this week by Ruth at Charly and Ben's Crafty Corner
Freemotion Mavericks at Lizzy Lenard vintage Sewing
Finished or Not Friday at Busy Hands Quilts
Can I get a Whoop Whoop at Confessions of a Fabric Addict

11 comments:

  1. So beautiful. So much to enjoy and be inspired from!!!

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  2. Beautiful, thank you for the link, I love the quilting

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  3. Thank you so much for leaving a comment on my blog this morning! You are a no reply blogger so I am just happy to have found your blog! I love your tulip-just gorgeous!! Bethanne is a wonder isn't she, I loved doing her Nemeshing!

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  4. Oh, my! I don't know why you aren't pleased with your creation. It is stunning: both the design and flow of your curves and the beautiful quilting. Amazing, truly amazing. And such a welcome sight for sore winter eyes.

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  5. What a beauty! And your tulips in the photos are also gorgeous.

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  6. Turned out beautifully for a first try! You do not want to see what my feathers look like - just can't seem to get to grips with them at all!

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  7. Your flowers are so pretty-spring is here! But you tulip quilt is especially beautiful with its pretty colors and lovely quilting.

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  8. I'm glad to have found your blog - you seem to have the same penchant for trying new things as I have! I'm looking forward to seeing what else you do for quilting practice (I snooped in some of your previous posts). Your choices suit the pieces beautifully.

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  9. Another lovely piece! Tulips are one of my favorite flowers, and they really need curved piecing to look right on a quilt, I think. Since I first found your blog about 6 months ago, I have tried curved piecing and really like it. I'm still doing simple circles and Drunkard's path blocks, not improv yet. Thank you for the inspiration!

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  10. Love this one and dolphin one. I am looking at her books and Margaret Solomon Gunns. I want them all but I have to choose one of them because shipping cost scares me.

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  11. Your tulip wall hanging is gorgeous. Thanks for the info on Nemeshing. Your tulip photos are wonderful. They make me want to find some bulbs like the ones you showed and plant them. Great things to see today.

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