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 Shah said...

Beautiful! Your swap partner is lucky!

Victoria Findlay Wolfe said...

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

Michele said...

It's really lovely!

Nancy Bowron 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 Panagos 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 Findlay Wolfe said...

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

Mary Keasler said...

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

Mary Keasler said...

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

Katherine said...

Great idea

Maree 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!

Unknown 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!