Unsure of a design, I purchased two yards of both the Blooms and Charcoal fabrics. And then I waited for divine inspiration...
|My Fabric Palette: The Challenge Print Blooms and a Super Fun Ombre Print|
Once all the bias tape was appliqued into place and my triangles reassembled, it was time to start auditioning quilting designs. Taking inspiration from the floral print, I sketched out a variety of petal-like filler designs.
|Floral Inspiration for the Quilting|
- Spring Green (1231) used in the bobbin for the bias tape applique
- Grey Smoke (5004) for piecing the triangles into a quilt top
- Bright Pink (2425), Neon Orange (1104), Red (2250), and Red Orange (2245) were used to free-motion quilt the petal designs into the background areas.
This year’s challenge fabric, Mastery Blooms, prompted a garden themed Mod Mandala design. Six repeats of the bountiful flowers were fussy cut to create a brilliant kaleidoscopic bouquet. Petal-like designs were free-motion quilted into the background, adding a delicate layer of quilted texture. An ombre trellis constructed out of bias tape applique, provides support for this floral design to blossom and bloom!
|Technicolor Trellis, 27" x 24" (81" perimter)|