Thanks Kim for letting me share my Rippling Pond Block as a bonus block for the Home Sweet Home Quilt Along! My posts are a all "printer friendly" - It's at the end of my post.
Last summer for Project Quilting, I made a table topper that I named Floating Lilies.
I decided the lilies that I created for that quilt would make a perfect pond block for the Home Sweet Home Quilt Along. Here's a close up of one of the lily pads.
The light blue background is the water on the Floating Lilies Quilt. On the pond block, I used a dyed green for the land around the pond and then added some trees.
I used a variety of blue strips - no wider than 1 1/2 inches. Just use leftover pieces.
I started with a small 5 sided shape for the center of my pond. Size is about 2 inches for each side or even less is fine.
Stitching one strip at a time and going around the shape. Stitch, press, and rotary trim each strip.
I chose to use the same color for the first four strips of the first round.
Just keep stitching, pressing, and trimming.
When you have your pond almost the size that you would like, trim the strips of that round at an angle like the photo. I made my pond large to cover most of the block. You can make your pond large or small.
Peel off the paper.
Press/Iron the pond to the green background fabric.
I created a few evergreen trees to add along the edge of the pond. Here is the PDF with the evergreen trees and trunks.
I used a texture green fabric and pressed the Heat 'n Bond on the back side of the fabric.
and the two little trees on the right side of the pond.
Enjoy your day!
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Don’t forget to add your picture to the flickr group once it’s complete - I added mine: http://www.flickr.com/groups/1850682@N20/
This week I will be linking with:
Quilting by the River: Linky Party Tuesdays
The Shady Porch: Rock'N Share
Right Here at Minutes for Me Linky Party