As I was browsing the blogs one day a few weeks ago, I came across Janet at quiltsalott and she had used the idea she got from Jenny Bowker at Postcards from Cairo. Both of these ladies are in Australia, and Jenny is doing workshops of this technique at the Houston show! Of course, I was just amazed at the beautiful work they had done, and was instantly inspired! So I got busy!
And then I got busier!
The pink/white one is the same size as the brown one (about 20"x30"), but doesn't photograph well. But you get the idea! I just had a ball with the filler patterns! So much fun! I have given both of these as a birthday gift to two of my friends here in town. I plan on making a couple for myself, too. I really loved the idea Jenny had.....extend the flower patterns out into the frame and background with outlining.....it's genius, really! Of course, she did hers with thread color to show some of the patterns, but I was not that brave yet! We'll see what happens on my next attempt!
When my friend Brenda brought hers to the little quilting group we have at the town office on Wednesday night, the other gals loved it! And I was asked to do a group demo/workshop on the free motion quilting. So after the holidays (we're all just way too busy to start something new right now), we'll all bring our machines, and have some fun! I can't wait!
I love that I can see work and get ideas from people all over the world, because I know I would never have made it to Houston, much less Australia! I love browsing blogs!