So my good friend Chumkie is holding a linky party over at her blog, My favourite things and this week's theme is 'Appliqued quilts' and I think, hey, finally the time's right to document this piece I made (in October 2011) for a friend's fiesty 9 year old daughter...a quilt with flower power..
The 12 freehand flower motifs were first appliqued onto these huge circles (dunno what I was thinking!) which were then appliqued on to the pieced maroon background (again, dunno what I was thinking !!). To reduce bulk, the circle backs were cut out. Turns out I wasn't thinking very much as I decided to hand quilt the thing !!
Some laborious hand quilting along the stripes in the background fabric, some embellishment with two-tone ric-rac lace..
..and all bundled with love and sent off to princess Anaga.
Linking this up Chumkie. Thanks for helping things fall in place :-)