Thursday, May 20, 2010
Pretty in Pink
In the large center striped area of each block, I used Pam Clarke's Designs With Lines circle stencil to freehand a rose wreath. Inside the wreath I added additional leaves and a swirl.
In the pieced square area around each block, I quilted what I call "Swirly-cues", or reversing C-curves. You can see the quilting better from the back.
The pink sashing strips got a curvy leaf vine, using Pam Clarke's Leaf Border stencil. Martha added some glue-basted butterfly shapes, most likely die-cut from her Big Shot machine, since she used this method on her flower quilts. I just followed the shape of the butterfly wings inside the edge to fasten these down. The will have the "shabby chic" look of a frayed edge.