The colors for this week are Raspberry, Tangerine, and a splash of lemon.
I had a piece of fabric already dyed with all three colors. I love this color combo and have dyed a lot of fabric, ribbons, and thread in this colorway. These colors say summer to me and remind me of eating sherbet, yum! I had fun creating my block for this week.
This week I followed the nature theme with a close-up of a flower. Just like all the other blocks in this series I fused squares of fabric and Pellon 805 together. Then I cut pieces of fabric and fused them to the base to make my design. I added free motion stitching to give the flower some shape.. I used french knots for the hand stitches this time around. I love the texture that french knots add to the fabric.
I also finished up all the blocks for Summer of Color and put them together into one art piece. I decided to finish them all individually instead of sewing them into a traditional quilt. I just don't do traditional when it comes to quilts. Here are all the blocks with the backing before I quilted them.
Here they are after I quilted them.
Here's what the back of the bird block looks like.
I spent a while figuring out how I wanted to combine all these into one art quilt. I decided to follow the nature theme and hang them from sticks. I used my hand dyed rayon ribbon to hang them and to sew the blocks together in the centers. I also wrapped the sticks with a ribbon that I dyed blue and green. I love how this gives a glimpse of summer scenes and invokes memories of past summers.
I hope that you like my art quilt. I enjoyed the Summer of Color challenge once again and look forward to next year.