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Sunday, April 17, 2011

Sunkissed flowers of spring

I have never been fond of English paper piecing, but seeing the lovely quilts at the evening of inspiration with Sue Daley, I figured I'd give it another go :-) So I bought a pack of pre-cut shapes for some hexagon flowers and a Sewline glue pen. Coming home that night I started cutting fabric and glue basting the shapes rather than going to bed.


I have been visiting my Aunt and Uncle since Friday afternoon, so I figured they would be something small and handy to bring along. There were enough paper for eight flowers in the packet, and look:



All eight are pieced, and they were so quick and fun to do! The fabrics are Sunkissed by Sweetwater, cut from a charm pack. The flowers are ca 4" finished, so I was able to cut six petals from each charm square. There's an idea for how to use more of the charm squares for setting the flowers swirling around in my head - think I'll have a cute spring/summer table topper soon :-)

Hugs and stitches from Anne Ida

10 comments:

May Britt said...

Never thought I would like doing english paper piecing again, but Sue's way is so fun. The glue pen is a revolution and a must!

Debbie said...

Wow, Anne Ida, your hexagons are half hex and half circle. That's so interesting! Did the papers come that way? Or did you make your own for the circle ones?

Jeanette said...

Your hexagons are very pretty. I'm tempted to try that shape hexagon myself. :) Happy Stitching,

May Kristin said...

Love your flowers! I've always loved english paper-piecing, and I wished I had been able to go and see Sue Daley. She really has some beautiful quilts.
Look forward to see what you're up to with your flowers!
Happy easter! :-)

Pat from FL and MI said...

What a clever idea to glue-baste them. I'll have to give that a go. Thanks for the idea.

Trisha said...

Those are so cute!

Laila said...

Hi.
Your spring flowers are sooo cute - i have to start on mine too.
:-)

Litamora's Quilt & Design said...

Blomstene du har laga hittil er jo bare så nydelige! Må ha vært utrolig spennende å få overvære et foredrag av Sue som lager så mange flotte quilter! Heldige du :o)
Gleder meg til å se hva du lager ut av blomstene. Har laga noen dresden blomster med limpenn og papirmaler ment for å bli blokker i en sommerduk, fikk lyst til å finne de frem nå :-)
Ha en flott ny uke,
Laila

Sew Create It - Jane said...

Too cute! I'm not a huge fan of English paper piecing, but this little flower is so sweet...I'm tempted :o)

Britt Helen said...

Sukkertøy for øyet di søte blomsteene du har sydd :)

Ønsker deg og dine ei flott og solrik påske med mye kos og glede. Påskeklem :)