Sunday, August 15, 2010

Floral Theme with Bumble bee

"All a Buzz"
(a work in progress)
The inspiration for this quilt came from a quick sketch that I did of a pitcher with flowers. With the exception of the flower heads it is nothing like the sketch. The flowers and stems were fused and then loosely raw edge stitched with monofilament thread.

I drew this bee on a swatch of yellow fabric, put it in an embroidery hoop and set about free motion embroidering it on the sewing machine. The bee is only pinned onto the fabric in this picture. The edges need to be cut more closely and I believe that I am going to shade its body a bit to give it volume. When the quilt is complete, I will post a picture of the finished work.

Enjoy the day!

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