Wisteria Ribbon Flower

Wisteria Ribbon Flowerwtmk

The next flower for my Ribbons of Flowers Garden Quilt is wisteria. I absolutely had to have that in my garden. I loved picking out the fabrics for this one – and made changes as I sewed it together as far as my initial choices went as well as I thought there was a bit too much difference and I wanted to keep my wisteria quite soft. Entirely made with batiks, including the framing fabric.

Back of Wisteria Ribbon Flowerwtmk

The back, after grading the seams. I think I’ve discovered the sewing sequence that works best for me, but for the next flower I may try another sewing sequence that I’ve been thinking about, just to see if it works.

The chrysanthemum ribbon flower is going to be slightly delayed as, thanks to a comment left by Wanda of Exuberant Color, I had to start pulling fabrics and printing the shapes for a tea rose. And now that I have, I can’t wait to sew it together. She posted some pictures yesterday of flowers in her garden that have got me thinking of yet more fabric combinations for my Ribbons of Flowers Garden Quilt.

I’ve discovered I don’t have enough fabrics that work as backgrounds/frames for these blocks, but I did pull a few over the weekend that I will look at a bit more, thinking about using the wrong side of them as background as I’ve done that once already and it gave me the look I wanted.

lobby flowers wtmk

This was the elevator lobby flower arrangement for the weekend. I think we’ll see a new one today.

Wisteria Hysteriawtmk

“Wisteria Hysteria”

Jake, August 7, 2017wtmk

Jake sometimes just doesn’t want to have his photo taken and will turn away but yesterday, I captured this shot just as he had started to turn away.  I had to post it as it’s the best photo I think we’ve ever taken as far as showing the colour of his eyes. They’re really a beautiful and, I think, very striking colour.

Baxter, August 6, 2017wtmk

Baxter, on the other hand, will pose for a photograph every time.

14 thoughts on “Wisteria Ribbon Flower

    • I’m going to have a LOT of flowers if I make all that I want to make as the ideas list for more flower blocks grows every day!

      Baxter definitely likes to show off his ruff – but no matter how often I brush him, he always looks a bit rumpled, I think.

      Cathi

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    • Thank you, Liz! We are very fortunate to have those flower arrangements – and I’m grateful, as the lobby is quite cold, I think, with a lot of grey and beige and metal, so the flowers are a welcome sight for sure!

      Cathi

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    • Thank you! I think it will be either one big quilt or a series of flower quilts as I just do not want to stop making them – I love working with this block and fabric colours for flowers.

      Cathi

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  1. My heavens Cathi… ill say it again…. you have a way with Fabric placement! ! Jakes eyes are beautiful! ! Because Baxter is so photogenic, maybe sell his photos to folks making kitty calendars?? Ya’never know. Lol!!

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    • Thank you! My biggest aid to fabric placement is a daylight bulb in a lamp. It’s really quite striking to see how much difference there can be from what one might see with normal lighting.

      Cathi

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    • I was thinking I might do a label for the back of the quilt with a grid showing the names of each flower. But embroidering each flower’s name beneath it is a great idea and one I hadn’t thought of – thank you!

      Cathi

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