Monday, June 16, 2008

Rose in my Heart & Pounded Flowers

Here is the first heart mat. It is from a foundation paper-pieced pattern by Bobbie Osborne. I liked it better before I put too much quilting on it. Maybe I'll make another one. This one is just a tad over 12" square, which made some of those leaf pieces very tiny. A bigger one would be easier. Also, I'd make the background lighter and give it more contrast to the heart.

These other two pictures are the results of a flower-pounding class I attended on Saturday. My quilting buddy that I team-teach with offered it because some of the ladies in our little group had never tried it. I hadn't either, wasn't that interested, but we had fun. It was noisy, and the place smelling like silage when we were finished, but we laughed a lot and found out that some flowers do not pound into the colors we expected. One purple one made yellow. Dandelions became green.

I've yet to embellish these. I started with some outlining using a Pigma pen, but they need more of that and some beads. Embroidery could be nice, but my needlework might ruin them.

5 comments:

Exuberant Color said...

I have never done flower pounding either. I know the girls that wrote the book. One of them lived in the Chicago area (don't know if she still does) and she did book signing and demoing. I like the results.

Leonna said...

what an intresting cocept. I'll have to look for the book Exuberant color mentioned

Tracey in CT said...

Wow...your pounded flowers look so pretty. It will be interesting to see how they look after they are embellished.

Marilyn said...

Thank you for stopping by my blog. I appreciate your advice and I agree. I am making another baby quilt and will try something different with it. Okay, what is flower pounding?! Sounds messy. Do you use real flowers? I love your Kaleidoscope quilts. How interesting, I would love to know how it is done.

amandajean said...

I've never heard of flower pounding. it's beautiful!