Remember how this quilt top looked in October? I had the quilt top all pieced and I needed to add the blooms. The quilt top pattern was originally designed for those big panel flowers, but I wanted to make my own blooms. I designed my free form flowers. Plus I only made a small portion of the quilt using just 4 square sections of the basic pattern. I am working with the designer on publishing the quilt pattern. Watch for it in the fall of 2014. Send me an Email Marcia@craftysewing.com if you are interested so I can contact you when it is published. Make sure your subject line is Imaginary Blooms.
I sketched out some petals and patchwork pieced scraps for the centers. See this post "Project Number 1" for how I did it.
This quilt was created for a challenge from Quilts by Barb's Quilt Retreat.
I saved this post for today - my Birthday, as the Imaginary Blooms Quilt is one of my favorite quilts! It's a close tie with the First Morning Glory Bloom Quilt. It was completed before the Nov. 11th Quilt Retreat, but I didn't want to post, until I could get some good pictures.
It was gloomy the day I finished it, so the light wasn't right. Every time I took photos the colors were so vibrant and bright it seemed that they were reflecting back into the camera. I just wasn't happy with the photos, but I was going to post it today, anyway...
I did not use those photos either.
The photos were taken today with my NEW camera! My kids bought me a new camera for my birthday! What a wonderful surprise!
I have been using the same camera for about 5 years. It was a good one, but I had to set it on the best quality setting to get good photos, had to have good lighting, and then it was limited as to how many I could take. I would have to upload them often. But I was making it work. I never complained that I needed a new one. I love taking photos and sharing them on my blogs. The new camera will make it so much easier to share.
I believe my kids have seen how blogging has enlightened my life... How much I enjoy all the inspiration from other bloggers, who are out there in blogland creating and sharing... And how I am inspired to continuously create new quilting projects every day!
Thanks BJ, Jewels, and Rad. What a thoughtful gift!
Today on my Birthday and Thanksgiving, I am thankful for my family and my friends...
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