Tuesday, May 3, 2022

Quilts by the Water: Flower Bubbles/Salem, Oregon

 I don't actually have very many photos of Flower Bubbles, nor does it have an interesting back story. A few years ago, I purchased a bundle of bark cloth called Outback Wife by Gertrude Made. I purchased both the floral and solid bundles. I had previously made a quilt from square blocks with curved pieces added randomly and I really liked it, so I tried that again with this quilt. 

My plan was then to hand quilt around the circles and add some "shadow" circles as well. 

I'm still not sure what happened. I thought it was basted well, but after all the hand quilting, there were ripples everywhere.

 So I took all the hand stitching out and sent it to Darby for an edge-to-edge design. 

I have thought of still adding some hand stitching, but in retrospect, I consider it finished. 

We took it along last year when we visited our niece in Salem, Oregon. She took us on a tour of Willamette University and it was a beautiful day. I love the photo on the bridge with the reflection in the water.

But my favorite might be the one we took in the arboretum. 

Quilt: Flower Bubbles

Designed and Made by: Cindy Wiens

Quilted by: Darby Myers

Size: 48" x 56"


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Anne / Springleaf Studios said... #

I've always loved this design. Never realized the back story on the hand quilting but it finished great with the circle motif.