A New Flower for the Garden – Perhaps a Clematis?

The latest ribbon flower was started on Tuesday and this time I’ve tried to keep track of how long it took to sew one. I got these segments pieced in about six hours. In the process, I think I’ve discovered … Continue reading

Shaggy Orange Coneflower

I fell in love with the idea of the shaggy orange coneflower for my Gardens Gone Wild quilt when I first saw a picture of it on Wanda’s blog. And now finally it’s done. There is one batik in this … Continue reading

Sorbet Peony Ribbon Flower

This one is my very favourite ribbon flower so far. It’s a peony which is definitely my very favourite flower, and a variety of peony that’s new to me – a sorbet peony. It’s pink, which is, of course, my … Continue reading

Nightfire Hibiscus Ribbon Flower

My version of a nightfire hibiscus is now done. I’ve graded the seams as well and pressed it. But I haven’t added a background fabric as I’m now pretty convinced that I will be making an exotic garden ribbon flower … Continue reading

The Delphinium – now Cornflower Ribbon Flower

There were times when I thought I’d never finish this flower as one of the batiks in it was really, really difficult to needle. It made me very glad that the Roxanne needles come in a tube of 50 as … Continue reading

Printing and Printing and Printing Some More

After printing the shapes for the nightfire hibiscus on Wednesday, yesterday I decided I’d get the shapes printed on the fabrics I’ve picked for the next group of flowers. The first thing I did was choose the fabric and print … Continue reading

Is This The Beginning of a Hothouse Flower Quilt?

I decided I wanted to look for a few flowers that had more than just shades of one colour and thought pink and purple would be a good place to start. That led me down a path I didn’t expect … Continue reading

Tea Rose

The flower I kept saying I’d get to is finally done – the tea rose! When I started looking at pictures of tea roses online, I was captivated by all the variations. So this is very likely not the only … Continue reading