French Bouquet: Sneak Peeks

Remember these fabrics I had shown you a couple of weeks ago in my red & green post? They are from RJR‘s Fancy Hill Farm collection. I think they are just released — it is another winner by Robyn Pandolph. I especially like the reds in the collection:

Here is a sneak peek of what I have done with the fabrics:

I had a dingbat moment with this project — I was very proud of myself at 1am one night this week for getting the project done. On the way downstairs to show my husband my latest “checked off” project, I noticed that something was amiss, QUITE amiss actually! One of the inner borders was 1/4″ larger than the rest. Keep in mind, this thing was already quilted, and all is left was the binding! I didn’t know whether to cry or scream or jump off a cliff!!! So I sat and took out every single stitch on the border to free up that section for me to re-piece the inner border with the right measurement, thinking that whole time I was such a dingbat!

Here you can see the scaling of the quilting. I love to do micro and dense quilting – in fact, I am passionate about it although I don’t get the opportunity to do it very much due to the time factor:

The center motif is adapted from an old Persian motif “prettied” up with some feathers:

Here you can see my “puffed up” flowers because of the wool batt I used:

And here is my home-machine version of McTavishing outside the wreath:

Before I leave, I want to thank you for all your comments on my doll post — armed with some “horror” cute doll stories, I am looking forward more of Baby’s destruction adventures! ;) Baby is not all destruction. She brought this home for me when she returned home from her walk with Daddy. I thought I would share it with you to top off my “bouquet” project:

Thanks for stopping by. I always love your comments. I look forward to visiting you back. Have a wonderful weekend. I shall see you next Monday!

Green and red!

The red and green combination was a widely used color scheme for quilts made in the mid-1800’s. Many speculated the reason being the fabrics dyed with red became more color fast, and thus quilters found the irresistibility of the new stride in fabric manufacturing. Here are a few antique red/green quilts:

I received these fabrics from RJR. They are from the Fancy Hill Farm Collection. I am using these fabrics for a special project, about which I will tell you at a later day! I am happy to be able to work on a more contemporary interpretation of the green/red combination! :)

By the way, RJR has fun giveaways! Follow them on Twitter, and get the details first-hand!!!

Oh, before I go, I simply have to show you my “presents” with the buttonhole stitches added. I thought the stitches really added to the applique:

That’s all for now. I hope you have a beautiful day!