Monday, March 9, 2009
Tutorial #4 Poppies and wildflowers
Here is the pattern, and finished leaves for the poppies, as well as the poppy pattern and finished poppies, these will be placed on the larger side border, with the poppies about 2 inches from the top and the leaves 2 inches above the bottom.
I used a pretty pink fabric and painted the deep portions with acrylic craft paint in a
deeper pink. I placed a green center in two of the poppies and overlaid it with thread painting. I then thread painted a light cream around the one center (see middle poppy).
I then cut out a different colored set of leaves than the background and appliqued it at least three inches above the bottom of the quilt, and the poppies at least 3 inches below the top.
I then used a satin stitch for the stems making sure that the top of the stem was placed on the correct portion of the poppy - see the bottom poppy, it is facing down so your stem will come up from the leaves and curved down to the poppy. I then put a small piece of
cream eyelash yarn to represent some of the grasses . It is now time to quilt the wall hangings. The bottom picture is a close up of the BACK of the wall hanging showing you the quilting. Note that the quilting is even, all over the wall hanging. It MUST be, or your picture won't be squared off. I hope you enjoy this tutorial.