Friday, November 27, 2015
The birdy made me do it
The next challenge was to find suitable fabrics for the Broderie Perse floral motifs around the bird. I have a box of BP type fabrics, but none were "just right" - some were too big for the space, others had a dark background (which makes it hard to make the applique stitches invisible) some the wrong colour. So......I had to buy some more fabric!
I ended up with this fabric. it has small, medium and larger flowers, all that I can use, and isolate them to be cut out. I already had this fabric with a blue background, but that would not do! In case you want to find some for yourself it is Arabesque by Petra Prins and Nel Kooiman for Dutch Heritage.
The other really interesting part of this quilt is the array of borders. There appear to be 4 borders in all. I raided the stash for this! I buy unique border fabrics whenever I see them. Then they sit, for years sometimes, waiting for the right project.
I am alternating between doing this applique, and quilting my Maltaville Album quilt. Depends on the weather. We are still getting some cool nights so, that is great weather for some quilting.