Saturday, September 12, 2015

Plume pattern from EQ7

    After doing the EQ7 stitch lesson that I shared last Friday, I played around with those plumes.  I changed the size, used the vector tool, cloned them, flipped them and rotated the plumes.  What fun to play and memorize the steps as I  learned.




 The result was a page of plume shapes.....plus the reversed image.  Perfect to use as a pattern for fusible applique.     Three in the corner of a block are cute.  They could be arranged in a wreath, or a tree.  And they would be perfect petals for a cone flower.

 









Dragonfly a la plume


  One more idea for plumes is to use them for dragonfly wings.   You could overlap them, or set them closer.  I drew the body, but it can be elongated or made fatter.














  Time to play with fusible and fabric.    I cut 2 background squares at 6 1/2'' out of a botanical toile fabric in brown and cream. I found a couple of other squares to experiment with.  Then I dug in the small scrap box for some autumn shades....very limited but this was just play time.
   I free hand cut the "stem" for the leaf cluster out of a dark green and added some plumes, mixing the colors to see how they played together.  I like the  whimsical feel of them.
  Ah...the dragonfly....love the colors.  He will become a mug rug.

   That's as much creating as I can muster.....I feel a change of season cold/virus has arrived and lodged in my head.   I am starting on a new box of tissues, and sipping hot tea.  See you next week with another batch of doll quilts.  Happy stitching.


 


6 comments:

  1. I guess I need to get back to the EQ lessons, those are so cool and I have no idea how you made them. Love the dragonfly :)

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  2. I too love your dragonfly. Hope you're back to playing soon when you lose that nasty cold/virus!

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  3. Love that little dragonfly, what acute quilt label that would make. Hope you feel better soon.

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  4. Ah, love that dragonfly. After reading your blog, I'll be seeing my quilting patterns with a new eye.
    Sorry about the cold; hope it is short-lived.

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  5. Gracias por los patrones, muy bonita idea
    Besos

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  6. Good morning Debbie.....I love those shapes and have always wanted to work with them, so thanks for the ideas, especially the dragonfly, which I might use on a batik table runner I have sitting on in a pile of 'to finish' projects. Hopefully this allergy/cold won't blossom into anything major or long lasting, but you are doing the exact same thing I do when I start to feel off kilter, and that's the hot tea with lemon. Oh, so good! Hope you enjoy your day.

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