Friday, June 6, 2014

Summer Blooms

We’ve been in this new house for ten months now.  It’s really hard to believe we’ve been here that long!!


So, I’m finally getting to my list of quilts and other home decor projects needed to fill in the blank wall spaces I laid clam to… like this one!!


So, I just finished this small wall quilt for my blank wall on the second floor landing !!


I used only stash fabrics, which makes me really happy!!


Hydrangeas are one of my favorite flowers.


The petals, stems, leaves and bugs were attached with a fusible, then I sewed around the edges and created veins and flower centers by machine.


My process is to piece the background, add the borders, fuse the appliqué pieces onto the pieced background creating the top, layer the sandwich with batting in middle and backing on the bottom, and top facing up on top.


Then I stitch the edges of the appliquéd pieces, and the leaf veins through all the layers


and then fill in the background and borders with quilting designs of my choice.


So the sewing on the fused appliqué pieces and the quilting is done at the same time!! Yay!


I’m doing the Nested Churn Dash Quilt-Along, so my next task is to pull the fabrics for it!!


So, whatcha doing this weekend???



  1. I cannot believe how beautiful the wall hanging is! Such delicate work! The flowers look so real and your bee is perfect! Thank you so much for sharing your gorgeous work with us!

  2. Your Hydrangeas are gorgeous..

  3. Very cute, especially the addition of the bees. It works perfectly in this location in your home.

  4. Your wall hanging is beautiful and looks perfect on the wall. It's so bright and cheery. I see that Yogi is having a little down time. Very cute! Have a great weekend!

  5. Wow, your flowers pop on that gorgeous blue. It is fabulous.

  6. Your wall hanging is gorgeous Polly. It looks perfect in that space.

  7. I really like the way you've quilted this quilt!

    I have a very similar quilt storage case. Mine doesn't have the decorative pieces on it. I love it though - it's displaying the two quilts I have that my grandmother made.

  8. I had the pleasure of seeing this in person and it is wonderful! Great job with the pictures and instructions. You make it look easy. I have a few blank spots at my house . . . I better get started.

  9. Polly I absolutely adore this piece! I just planted three hydrangeas under my bedroom window and am babying them praying they will live. I don't have a great track record with that. :) blessings, marlene

  10. It's perfect for that spot! What a lovely quilt!

  11. I can't believe those all so cute bumble bees! Just great. Love hydrangeas too and have ooodles of them over the years in our Vancouver Island costal gardens.

  12. We had off white hydrangeas along the front of our house for years while I was growing up. I didn't like them as they weren't colorful and the Daddy Long-Legs loved them. When I'd try to hide in the space between the house and the hydrangeas, I'd meet the DDLs! I love your piece. Thanks for sharing it.

  13. I love the setting of the flowers against the blue and the little bee.

  14. I love the setting of the flowers against the blue and the little bee is too cute!


Thank you sooooooo very much for taking the time to leave a comment! I am always happy to know that someone is reading my ramblings!! Polly :-)