My crazy love for using pink and orange together seems to be in full bloom at the moment. I think it must have something to do with all the fresh fruit I keep buying at the farmer's market each weekend. We've been eating box after box of ripe peaches and nectarines the past month and (coincidentally???) those same fresh fruit colours keep popping up in my sewing room. ;o)
My latest creation uses a part of a design from a pattern found in a Fons & Porter "For the Love of Quilting" magazine issued back in the late '90's. The design incorporates machine stitching (the petals and background pieces between them are all sewn by machine) along with hand applique (for the circle in the center and placing the flower onto a background block). I used freezer paper templates to cut out all the pieces to make this flower block, which worked wonderfully. I love the accuracy it gave in the cutting and marking, but will admit I don't see myself making a quilt using this flower block anytime soon. It was a bit too fiddly and time consuming for me.
Quilting on this project is now finished and I had fun using some 12wt thread to stitch in the ditch, outlining the flower petals and then switching to 50wt thread for the center. Today's task is burying threads (my least favourite part of the whole process). Now tell me, what are you working on, today?