it’s a big love bouquet collage ~

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hello ~

introducing 
“big love bouquet”
i had only a couple  guidelines in mind when creating this  brand new design:
~ use graphic fabrics from my stash
~ incorporate multiple large fused flower shapes
~ add words 
and…

have fun…

don’t forget to smile working it all out…

keep it simple…

remember… how sweet it is ~ life is good!

and it’s okay to say goodbye {using it up} to this sweet hand dyed yarn!  i used it in the border of the binding, using my {bernina#43 free motion couching foot.  this tiny little bit is all i have left.  thanks for a great time pretty yarn!

and the quilting is “straight-forward” as a manner of speaking!  i used a 90/14 topstitch needle, 40 wt. king tut thread on the top, and black 50 wt masterpiece in the bottom; all from superior threads.  then stitch away, using the dual feed feature, or use a walking foot; either works smooth as glass!!  i began by marking a straight line down the middle of the quilt with a disappearing ink kind of pen, and then use my foot as the width guide as i stitch from one end to the other.  my tip:  keep the lines uneven!  it makes for a more interesting texture {in my humble opinion ~ and personal preference}!

i’m writing a pattern for this design, too ~ coming… soon!

soli deo gloria
xo
leslie

Comments 4

  1. I enjoy seeing your work so much! Each one is a masterpiece. I am always on the look-out for large floral prints so I can *attempt* this technique. I think your quilting lines make it appear that you're looking through a screen door at the vase of flowers…very dimensional!

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