The January (obsession) Quilt has made a bit of progress.
I continue to find inspirations for shape, pattern, and color, like this darling little candelabrum that my dear friend Laurie gave me. It stands about five inches tall and it is intricately painted. The five-petaled flowers and the two-color leaves are making the brain cells work! The frilly painted lace motif is also something I am intrigued with.
I’ve also been adding a lot of pins to my Obsession Pintrest page!
And this little birdie has me really trying to figure out if I can incorporate birds into the piece!
You may remember this image as where I left off in the last post.
I got the flower’s center on to the longarm and then scribbled on it for a bit.
Here it is cut out. You can see that I leave some parts, including the outsides of the pieces, unquilted so that I can have places to stitch when I add it to the quilt’s background later.
These little blue flowers are about four inches in diameter, so you can get some idea of the scale of the pieces.
I cut up a batch of little blue flowers, like the ones in the birdie candle holder, and gave them pink and yellow centers. These reddish-orange flowers are also promising! I made both four- and five-petaled ones.
I scribble-quilted circles on the nopales and gave them a nice big black batting edge.
I absolutely love them!
I don’t know if this is where the flowers will eventually live – but I like it for now.
Next up are more large-ish flowers. Yellow.
And my new favorites… the white flowers!
I’m off to Road to California tomorrow and will be taking a longarm class with Angela Walters. Maybe she can beat some of my bad, scribbly quilting habits out of me.
Be sure to say hello to me if you spy me there!