Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Improv Flower Block

There has still been plenty of sewing and general craftiness around here this summer, just not much bloggin' about it. I think that's the case for a lot bloggers out there, especially if they have kids home on school break. Summertime is just not meant to be spent inside at a sewing machine (or a computer!).

I've got several hand piecing and embroidery projects going right now- perfect for traveling or lawn chair-sitting while the kids are in the sprinkler. But the progress on those projects is slow and I haven't felt much like sharing.

However, this weekend was rainy and a bit chilly and my sewing machine was crying out for use, so I whipped up this little improv flower to get back on the sewing wagon.

flower improv block 1

It's mostly fused appliqué, but there are a few pieced bits—the background, the yellow circle of the flower, and one of the leaves. It was fun to pull out the scrap bin and go nuts. Geez did I make a mess of my sewing room in the process!

flower improv block 2

I think those two little leaves are my favorite part. I could make a whole quilt of funky little leaves like that!

flower improv block 3


  1. i love your happy flower!! Great job! Enjoy the rest of your summer :)

  2. This flower just screams happy!!! I LOVE IT!!!

    Val from myplvl.blogspot.com

  3. Oh this is just so precious! It is bright and happy and I love the wonky little petal shapes!

    I am stopping by from the WIP hop, hop on by if you get the chance :) http://domesticdeficitdisorder.blogspot.com/2013/07/wip-wednesday-july-31st-edition.html

  4. This is so cute! What will you do with it?

  5. I think it's brilliant - I see why you love the leaves so much too!


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