Asian Flower Garden

This wall hanging finishes at 20 x 11:P1140942 (1280x761)_wmInspired by this book:

010I started this quilt over a year ago, it was intended as a Christmas gift in 2011. Here is where I got “stuck” and stayed there until recently. Again this year, it was on my New Year list to finish. Some things just take time to develop and mature and this quilt is one of those items.

To move forward, I glued on the flower squares. I guess I needed to commit to that before my mind would take me to the next step. Not that I didn’t have any missteps to correct. Once I added the squares, I quilted it. Outline, straight line stitching seemed to work best. P1140945 (1280x960)_wmP1140947 (1280x960)_wm

Then I added the yarn embellishments, for some reason committing to the beads was the most difficult part. My fear, I wouldn’t like it. Once I put into perspective that I could redo anything I didn’t like, I plunged ahead. And yes, I did try some options in color and placement, started over and lived to talk about it. 🙂

The colors and size were determined by the small amounts of fabric I had on hand from other projects and it started out as an experiment.

 My squares are 1.5 inches vs. the 1 inch in the book, but I found 1 inch more manageable.

More close-ups of the “garden”:

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P1140946 (1280x960)_wmThe blue fabric is really purple, for some reason the close-ups look more blue than purple.

I am delighted in this finish. I was so frustrated with this at one point because I didn’t know how to proceed. “I can’t” however is not a phrase I accept easily in myself and in this case, it was worth it.

This is for my photographer friend. Thank you Kathy!

Have you persevered through something lately?

Enjoy the Journey, Jackie

  • EngrSandi

    Wow! I really like the pictures. I wouldn’t have guessed the scale from that first picture.