It's always such fun to participate in Carol from Just Let Me Quilt's blog hops! This time the theme is color it red. Simple....just has to be red. I decided to play with this theme and create an all red flower.
I've been playing a lot lately with using nontraditional fabrics in my applique. It's fun to try something different and to get different effects. This flower has two different kinds of velvet (see the light orangey petals with the curves? Velvet.
I also has a bunch of different kinds of leather. Look closely below. You can see the curvy velvet. The triangles just below it are leather as is the curve at the top. The big dark piece in the flower? Suede leather. In fact, I think there are six different red leathers in this piece. Can you tell I've been collecting? LOL..
Look closely...how many different fancy fabrics can you spot? I also had fun doing all the blanket stitching in the same red thread. That saved so much time!
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Beautiful flower! The unique fabrics you used really give it a lot of texture and interest. And your quilting is amazing!ReplyDelete
Your flower is beautiful! I would never have thought to use all those different fabrics but I’ll bet it has a neat texture effect in person.ReplyDelete
What a beautiful flower made with all those different textiles! Love the fmq btw!ReplyDelete
LOVE this quilt! The flower is beautiful and the quilting is perfect for it!ReplyDelete
Holy cow, I would never have thought about using leather or even velvet in an applique piece. It's beautiful.ReplyDelete
Very creative and beautiful.ReplyDelete
Love the idea of using velvet and leather for applique.ReplyDelete
So lovely and I like the idea of using velvet and leather for appliquéReplyDelete
my fun type of orojectReplyDelete
Very nice....a truly proper RED project! I'm starting today saving suede and leather scraps....ReplyDelete
This is really a gorgeous red flower and the use of different fabrics gives it so much depth...love it! The quilting is a beautiful bonus to it, too. Thank you for sharing this lovely red project!ReplyDelete
Gorgeous flower and quilting!ReplyDelete
Fantastic flower with all the different fabrics. And beautifully quilted.ReplyDelete
Your applique flower is gorgeous with the different reds and different fabrics. I hope you publish a pattern. Quilting is enhances without taking away the focus on the flower.ReplyDelete
Holy smokes velvet???? Nothing moves around more than velvet than possibly satin!ReplyDelete
LOL!! You have conquered it though and this is gorgeous!
Beautiful work! Thanks for sharing in the blog hop ... :) PatReplyDelete
lovely flower and great quilting!ReplyDelete
Very cool! Love the idea of mixing textures!ReplyDelete
How fun to use all those different fabrics!! They are definitely different from using cottons...I'll need to explore suede's and velvet's!!ReplyDelete
Gorgeous work & so creative! Love it along with your bravery in combining a real authentic mix of fibres. Absolutely love your project! Thanks for sharing your talents with us.ReplyDelete
Wow. It is fun when you use something different and it works out.ReplyDelete
This is an absolutely stunning quilt. I love that you've used different fabrics to make up the flower. How wonderful!ReplyDelete
You "grew" a gorgeous red flower.ReplyDelete
What a lovely quilt. How neat that you used all those different fabrics in your red flower.ReplyDelete
Gorgeous quilt and I love your use of non traditional fabrics in your applique.ReplyDelete
Gee Suzy, that is so cool and I love the velvet and leather effects on the project. Your quilting is gorgeous also. I'd have never thought to use these fabrics in a quilt, but WoW, they really are beautifull btw...I'm gonna say 13 as the amount of different fabrics. :)ReplyDelete
I love it. One day I will try different fabrics in applique.ReplyDelete
Oooh I love love love it! I actually did try counting the different fabrics but I lost count. It just so beautiful but I bet it's even more beautiful for real because the velvet doesn't show up well in photos.ReplyDelete
Beautifully done. I've only used leather in bags, but this is very inspiring to try in a small project like this.ReplyDelete
Beautiful! Great job using the leather!ReplyDelete
It is just so beautiful right down to the quilting! Your red varieties are a delight.ReplyDelete
So pretty ty for sharingReplyDelete
This is beautiful! I was so shocked you said there were velvet and leather pieces incorporated into you design! It made for a stunning quilt! Lovely quilting in the background, too!ReplyDelete
What a fun piece. It's so fun to see how to use different fabrics in applique. Your quilting is amazing too!ReplyDelete
Great idea! I love the depth of color that the "fancy" fabrics provide.ReplyDelete
Now that is really pretty. I like the fabrics used, and the quilting is amazing!ReplyDelete
Pretty quilt. Quilting is just so lovely.ReplyDelete
Beautiful flower, and it really shines with the blanket stitching and quilting - well done!ReplyDelete