Friday, October 9, 2020

The Gardens of Our Imaginations


This is it. The Garden of Our Imaginations is a flimsy and it measures 66" x 78". There are 61 asterisk flowers, about 80 different flower fabrics and 26 different WOWs. This is the quilt on the design wall.

This is the quilt from the back.

This is from the front with the light shining through so you can all see just how I put it together. Can you find the three set-in squares? They are all the same fabric.

From the front again, with even light so you can see all the different WOWs.

I have to decide if I want to add a couple of inches of white all around. I think I do. And it will fix that notched area over on the right side just below the blue bird.

I'm pleased that it really is so neat on the back and the thing hangs so straight and is so flat. Neither of those is an accident. I work hard at that stuff. It's the way I was taught to sew when I was 10. I've always said that if you know how to make (sew) clothes, then making a quilt will be a cinch because you know how fabric behaves and you have mad sewing skills. If you have never sewn anything, learning how to put a quilt together will be harder. 

After I straightened it, and trimmed it, I stay stitched all around the edges. It locks the edge, stabilizes any bias edges and prevents and seams on the edges from coming apart.

Now I will go back and finish writing the Asterisk tutorial, and this quilt will be shown in it. HOWEVER... there will NOT be specific instructions on how to make this quilt. They will NOT be included in the tutorial, and I'm aware I'm going to have to put a disclaimer in the description of the tute that instructions for this quilt are NOT included. I can say with 100% certainty that I will NEVER write instructions for it. 

Yes, it looks easy. Well, that's an artist's job. To make it LOOK effortless and simple. It takes a lot of skill and knowledge to make that happen, to make it look like it flew out of the ends of your fingers.

Or like the wind blew the flowers away. 



Dorothy said...

Fabulous !! I love it. Will the tutorial be printable? I totally understand the NO instruction.

Ruth said...

Oh, it's Gorgeous!! I love how the yellow flowers form a little line, as if they are waiting for their turn to float away.
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Quiltdivajulie said...

Exelllent photos to show the seam lines and color variations in the WOWs --- what a beautiful quilt top! You nailed it.

JustGail said...

Awesome quilt, and it will be even better when quilted and bound.

Thanks for showing the backlight photo of the back side - it shows so much, not everything, about how you put this together. As far as not writing a tutorial, IMHO, the series of posts, especially the 9/28 post, ARE a tutorial. Not a step by step, hand holding, every snip and stitch to make version, but a tutorial none the less.

The Selvage Fairy said...

I'm going to guess that the WOW crumble box is stuffed full of itty bitty pieces.

Mrs. Goodneedle said...

This is wonderful in every way~ bravo!

Quilter Kathy said...

So beautiful! That is one of my favourite blocks to sew!
Your colour play is amazing!
And I love that the quilt is asterisk blocks from the front and it looks like butterflies from the back!

Mickey's Musings said...

Beautiful !!!!!