Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Inch by Inch

Here's my 12 x 12 for my swap partner. I knew I wanted to do some free formed piecing a la Ruth Mc Dowell. I began by making monochromatic pieces of fabric and then drew a free formed flower on a piece of tracing paper which I used as a guide only. I liked having the tracing paper square at the end to see where I would trim or where I needed a bit more. I hope my partner enjoys it! It was a challenge and fun to make.

Now to get it quilted, bound and in the mail.

28 comments:

Sujata said...

Beautiful! Your swap partner is lucky!

Victoria @ BUMBLE BEANS said...

gorgeous!!!!! love it! so creative!

Michele said...

It's really lovely!

Nancy B said...

This is wonderful! I'd love it in my mailbox!

CharlotteP said...

We will all draw lots if your partner does not love it! (Highly unlikley!!)

jovaliquilts said...

Absolutely terrific -- thanks for explaining how you did it. Really wonderful!

Helen said...

Oh Ellen, it's a jewel! Move over, Ruth......

Pinkadot Quilts said...

It is so cool!

ellen gets crafty said...

Love it!

Lisa said...

So sweet! I just love it.

Cathy said...

It is breathtaking. Who ever receives it will love it.

em's scrapbag said...

WOW! I love this!

Alexis said...

Oh my goodness! It's glorious. You have one lucky partner!

Chris said...

This is just fabulous! I'd love to: receive it (join the club I know), and try it! This would be an excellent block for a tutorial...love it!

Sandy said...

Your partner will love it. It's beautiful!

sheila 77 said...

Yes, I'm with Chris - a tutorial would be great.

shannon said...

i LUV it!!! it's beautiful! your partner is surely lucky!!

QuiltSwissy said...

oh man, I just wanted to let you know that V said you were my partner and that I should be getting that.

glen

Victoria @ BUMBLE BEANS said...

HAHAHAHA!!!! Nice try Glen! you clever devil you!

mary.keasler@gmail.com said...

That is absolutely wonderful. I would see a whole quilt using blocks like that. So creative and happy!

mary.keasler@gmail.com said...

Whoops, I meant to say I COULD see a whole quilt using those blocks.

Katherine said...

Great idea

MareeR said...

Absolutely gorgeous - I love anything with flowers on it.

tropicslady said...

f-a-b-u-l-o-u-s!!!!

Miki Willa said...

Stunning! I would love to see a tutorial on how to make a block like this. Wow!

Julie said...

this is terrific! a real work of art - would love to see a tutorial of the flower.... please!

Birdie said...

What more can I say that hasn't been said already....thanks for bringing the spring to me in Wisconsin!! Love your creation, thanks for sharing!! A tutorial of how to make something similar would be terrific!!!

Magpie Sue said...

Wow, that's a stunner. Great job!