Saturday, August 20, 2011

FNSI Sunflower

 I belong to the Assiniboine Circle Quilt Club and our quilt show is on September 25th. The theme for our show is sunflowers and I had planned on entering 2 sunflower quilts. One is only a background so far, and the other was just a bunch of petals cut out. Time to panic. Thank goodness for the FNSI. I finished cutting out some leaves and have temporarily placed the sunflowers on one of the quilts. The sunflowers are not sewn together, just lightly tacked together with Elmer's glue. Once the placement of the flowers and leaves is final, they will be tacked into place with the glue, then raw edge appliqued in place.

I had started this quilt in a class. I believe this is based on a Phil Beaver's design. In the beginning I was cutting out the petal pieces exactly as the pattern but that was way too finicky for me, so I just freehand cut the rest. The pattern had a rooster in it - too barnyard for me. I love roosters but not for this quilt. As of yet I have no idea how to do the stems. The original plan was to use some kind of braided trim but I think it will end up being just fabric. The sunflower centers will probably have some beading (if I can get my act together!). I'm completely drawing a blank on how to free motion quilt the background. Any suggestions?

I always think I know what I will work on for the FNSI, but invariably change my mind by the time it rolls around. Maybe I have a fear of project commitment!

Happy Stitching
corina

12 comments:

Sandra :) said...

Those are gorgeous batiks and sunflowers - the quilt will be stunning when it's completed!

Flo @ Butterfly Quilting said...

I love this, the sunflowers are amazing!!

canuckquilter said...

Wow, that will be fantastic. I think freehand cutting has turned out quite well so far. Even that much is too finicky for me though! I'll just have to be satisfied admiring your quilt :)

Impera_Magna said...

Amazing... it's going to be stunning!

supermom said...

That is going to be a stunning quilt.

I'm not sure if this would work for the FMQing, because I'm a complete newby at FMQing and I'm not sure if I can explain this correctly but could you follow the outline of the flowers starting a bit away from each flower and then repeat that with the lines radiating outward until the radiating lines from the other flowers meet?

tiny said...

The quilt is beautiful, for the stems should I use a flat stich embroidery. And I would quilt it with free meander. I'm currious when it is finesd.

Maria said...

Hi Corina, i've just come over from Heidi's blog. Love your FNSI project and absolutely adore the photos of your lovely dogs!

wendy said...

Love the colors!

shez said...

Great FNSI project Corina

Kelli said...

Love the vinate patterns, and LOVE your sunflowers. I am a new follower. Found your blog through the Slow Poke Quilters blog list. Nice to meet you! Love the pictures of your dogs too!! :)

Beth said...

I love your quilt and the technique you have used. I have always been afraid to try something like this, but yours is just beautiful.

taylorsoutback said...

Your colors are wonderful - looking forward to seeing it with the beading! (No pressure there - :o) We usually do this to ourselves with meeting deadlines but somehow things work out.
Our own quilt show is the first part of October & entries must be registered by tonight even if uncompleted.

Thank you for stopping by earlier & your sweet comment helps a lot. I can tell by your photos that there are other spoiled pooches too!