Thursday, August 18, 2011

Rose of Sharon & Flying Geese?

I took my first machine applique course this past Spring and I don't know WHY I waited SO long!!  This one course taught by Carmen Geddes took ALL my fear of machine applique away :) 

This is a project - my second machine applique piece!, using the pattern from the class.  I am once again using the Hard Candy Batik fabric collection.  This collection just doesn't get boring!  So many colors... So many ideas!!  This is the center piece of the wallhanging which is from the class:
Rose of Sharon
From here it's my own design.
I went crazy making 4 paper pieced strips of Flying Geese with the rainbow colors:
15 colors in this Rainbow Flying Geese strip.

I played around with how to attached them...  Facing down, facing up, Left to right, right to left???  And what to do in corners....  I decided to use Pinwheels in the corners:
4 Colors in this corner Pinwheel (note the pin?)
And this is how I brought it all together:
Now I have to decide how to quilt and bind this wall hanging.

Did you notice the PIN in the pinwheel picture above?  I have become so relaxed with our new place that this project has been hanging on the wall UNFINISHED for over a month!  Maybe I shouldn't be so proud of that?!  Oh well...


Stray Stitches said...

Your wallhanging is absolutley gorgeous!! Beautiful work :)

Marie said...

Thanks so much! I love working with these bright colors! They are just so 'happy'! :)

carmen geddes said...

Way to go Marie! It is beautiful! Thanks so much for coming to class! If you have time,check out my blog

OUR CLAN said...

very pretty! I like it!!F