Wednesday, June 13, 2018

Fanciful Garden

I changed the name of my Dresden Gardens project to Fanciful Garden,  because I am making fans instead of dresdens, simply to keep it easier for attaching to the quilt top.

Here is a photo of the background  put together from collecting batiks that would appear gradated.  This is my canvas for applying all the fans and accessories.


Last week I made a few fanciful flowers and spent some time experimenting with methods to dress it up before attaching to the quilt top. 

Here is the first fan made with pretty blues.  I truly thought I had gone overboard dressing it up and quilting it to death, as they say.  We had a sew day at church yesterday.  I brought this sample with me to get another quilter friends' opinion.  She immediately loved it and convinced me not to scrap it, but to continue with these design elements.

And so,  here it is to share with you all.  I will not be offended if you offer alternate opinions and design ideas.  I welcome them all !

When I stitched the arcs with the gold thread, it didn't show up alot, so I went over it 2 more times.  I intend to apply white jumbo ric rac on the outside edge before applying to the quilt top.  I need to visit the store to get a supply of ric rac.

This is the back, just so you can see all the stitching.  It will not be visible after the fan is applied to the quilt top.

I'm linking up with Susan of Quiltfabrication  and  Lorna  of Sew Fresh Quilts.  Be sure to visit these sites to see what other creative quilters are sharing today.

Thanks so much for stopping by.


  1. I like your flowers - I think it will be cool!

  2. Love your work . . . and the way to laid in your colors in that quilt. Very unique and wonderful.
    Happy quilting.
    Connie :)

  3. Oh, ric rac!!! I like your fanciful work now but when you add ric rac it will go over the top wonderful!!


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