Saturday, 8 March 2008

Four Seasons Spring Progress

I've spent most of my spare time this weekend working on the Four Seasons Spring Mini. What do you think of the background? I've freehand cut rectangles, roughly 1.5" x 2" and all the scrappy rectangles are lightly stuck to iron-on interfacing.

I'm quite happy with it so far, of course it needs a lot more stitching. I'm wondering about forgetting the tulips and building a broderie perse garden with these flowers and the lovely New Zealand fantail. I don't think I'll be giving much away by saying the quilt will be travelling to a far away country and the New Zealand touch might be welcome. I'll search out some more flowers I think...

3 comments:

miniaturequilter said...

I love the background, don't know what a broderies purse garden is but the other fabric are pretty. Especially like that your making your own design. (I need a pattern for everything!)

Janice said...

Broderie perse is where you cut motifs out of fabric and applique them onto a background to form a design or picture. I was thinking of cutting out the flowers, and making a tree or two for the bird to perch on.

And you might need a pattern for everything but I'm awestruck by the tiny wee blocks you are making - just amazing.

miniaturequilter said...

Ok, the weekend is over, I've been checking your blog to see that background sewn together-whatcha doin???