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 the background pieces for the delphinium flower, which I’m still in the midst of making.
Then I printed all the shapes for a petunia.
And the wonderful shaggy orange coneflower.
And then one I know I’m going to love – the sorbet peony.
Finally, I needed to print two fabrics with shapes for another pink flower – but I’m not quite sure what that flower is. I had printed some fabrics for this unknown flower and, after putting them together, decided that the fabrics in it weren’t really working. So I’ve taken what I had sewn apart and then picked out these fabrics to substitute in. No background fabric has been chosen for this yet because I like to know just what flower it is before I do so.
As of right now, if I add up all the ones I’ve done, the ones I have pieces printed for and also include the nightfire hibiscus in this first flower quilt, then I am up to 16 flowers already! If I stick to my plan of 20 flowers, that means just four – or maybe five more flowers. Maybe five because I may go looking for some more hothouse flowers that would go with the hibiscus and then that would be the beginning of a second quilt. I’m thinking the majority of those remaining four or five flowers will have to be pink – because, as we all know, I love pink and I have very few pink flowers in the mix so far.
With all this printing done, I have lots and lots of wonderful curved piecing ahead of me with these six flowers to make on top of the delphinium for the Garden Gone Wild quilt. While I know I will still need five or six flowers to add to it, this group of six to sew should keep me busy for a few weeks.
These were our elevator lobby flowers yesterday. I’m not sure if they’ll be changed again for the long weekend.
“Answering the call – yet again…”
Jake was crashed on the couch after dinner.
While Baxter was keeping an eye on the roof garden from the top of the kitty tree.