July 30, 2007

Four O'Clock

This is a new piece I finished recently. The Four O'clock flower is inspired from a picture that I took of the Four O'clocks that grow in my flower bed. My mother-in-law gave me the seeds when I lived in Columbus. On my last visit there, they were blooming. I dug up some of these hardy little plants and yes, they really love Virginia weather. The yellow fabric is fabric I dyed last week. I used a "new to me" type of applique to make this. I am currently taking an online class with Susan Brittingham and she teaches an applique method called "UDA" or Upside Down Applique. I wasn't crazy about the satin stitching on the edges so I probably won't use this method that much. I machine quilted it and used free motion embroidery on the flower center.


Vicki W said...

It's very pretty!

Anonymous said...

I love it- make me a quilt? :)