Thursday, February 18, 2016

Vacation Mode

This week's Project Quilting Season 7 theme was "I Need a Vacation."  I was super nervous that I wouldn't pull it off as, tomorrow, I  am leaving for my own mini vacation:  QuiltCon West!!

Fusible applique to the rescue...starting with this fun fabric pull:  lime green, teal and raspberry!
Fused Fabric Palette Ready for Inspiration to Strike
With less than 24 hours until takeoff, I began to cut out a variety of organic shapes to create this festive cactus wonderland!  I had so much fun incorporating a variety of fabric textures:  stripes, plaids, florals, spirals and dots!  They were enhanced with a variety of free motion filling motifs adding yet another fun layer of texture.
Detail of Cactus Stitches
Most of my vacations tend to be Staycations--which I love, as it means I can quilt away!  But one day, I hope to plan a vacation in the Southwest.  Until then, my little Cactus Garden will suffice!
"Staycation Hot Pots" 16" x 21"

12 comments:

  1. Looks fabulous! Love all those rectangles and the colors are perfect!

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    1. Awww...thanks Leah...I had a lot of fun working with these colors!!

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  2. You win! This is too too fun and awesome! I want to copy you.

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    1. It is super easy to make--just cut up some organic shapes and whip up your own funky cactus garden!

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  3. You are so creative, Mel. It's such a treat to see what you're up to. Enjoy QuiltCon.

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    1. Thanks Ann! QuiltCon was a blast...so much inspiration!!

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  4. Very creative! I love your cactus stitching.

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    1. Thanks Janet...I am so glad you enjoyed! I really enjoyed working on this process, especially as I embellished it with the fun stitching!!

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  5. Lovely! I really love your greens.

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    1. Thanks Tubakk...they were the first to be added, and it was rather boring. The teal came next and added some interest. And then it all came together with the little pops of the magenta!

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