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Wednesday, 27 February 2019

WOW: Pansy Production Line

WOW = WIPs On Wednesdays
It feels so good to be playing with applique again and I have lots to get through - because I'm making 2 x Hold Onto Your Heart quilts, I have 24 x pansy heads to make! First up, I'm working on the subtle quilt heads and after that, I'll run riot with some Kaffe Fassett prints for my bright version. There's nothing like cutting up some KFC to lift the mood after a grim week.

For my subtle heads, I'm heading towards darker pansies. I was really surprised to learn that a black pansy exists. As pansies represent thoughts, I liked the idea of moving into dark shades to represent strong ideas and definitive thoughts and it makes sense on my subtle quilt because I don't want my pansies washing out into the background, I want them to stand out. As you can see in the pic above, I'm still playing around with how to balance the streak of yellow. I'll be experimenting today.
What's Your WOW?



5 comments:

  1. It's so good to see you back Esther and I hope you are feeling better. Your pansies are beautiful and I too love black or deep purple ones.

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  2. I am really loving all the images people are sharing on Facebook of your quilts that they're working on! I'm eager to get the handful more of UFOs out of my way so that I can finally start on my Queen's Garden that I got fabric for last year. Your pansies are absolutely gorgeous. I also hope you're feeling better!

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  3. Your fabric choices for appliqué are masterful. What you've chosen is so realistic, it's hard to believe this is just fabric and not an actual pansy!

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  4. Hello Esther! May I ask a question regarding your applique? In previous blog posts, I think you said you didn't prefer the feeling of the glue-stick-method, but I see a glue stick in these pictures - do you use it when there are soooo many pieces? I use a water-soluable interfacing, glue the fabric around, and then machine stitch down. Are you using the fusible interfacing and then needle-turning? I was just wondering about which method you were using for this specific project, especially given that you are making more than one!! Best wishes, also, for your continued recovery, and please don't overdue it in the heat! Happy quilting, from Atlanta, GA, USA!

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