Friday, January 19, 2018

Free Motion Friday - Pop Art Flower

My intention for today was to show you the first design on a new free motion project I'm working on.  You can see the finished top below.  I used some scrap solids of gorgeous Island Batik fabrics to complete the top.  I had planned to get it layered and ready to sew this week.  And then I got a nasty bug and haven't moved from the couch for three days.  SIGH.  Next week...

So today I show you another oldie, but good.  This is Pop Art Flower.  It never won any awards, but it's one of my favorites.

I used a single spine feather with pearls on the other side for the border.  It was the first time I'd done this and I love the way it turned out.

My applique shapes were too big to leave unquilted, so I added some quilting detail inside them which I really like.

In the center I did this crazy motif I marked with a compass.  It turned out really well, but it looks odd merging into the yellow blanket stitching around the edge.  I'm still trying to decide how it's best to quilt blanket stitched flowers.

I hope you get to quilt today!


  1. Wow!!! You did a spectacular quilting job!!

  2. Very cool and nice colors to boot...

  3. Wow! I really love your wall hanging. The closeups even make it more interesting and reveal how much detail you have put into it!

  4. Wow, Suzy!! This is a REALLY neat little quilt! I *love* the off-center focal point, the bits of asymmetrical border motif in the feather quilting, the almost-but-not-quite paisley quilting on the pink flowers, and I don't think the quilting is weird by the blanket stitching - what a neat design in that middle. Super fun share :)