Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Fabric Flowers


Today on the Hero Blog, Sally Traidman showed us her famous fabric flower pins.  They are amazing, and my mind started going immediately.  Since I have a huge stash of quilter's cottons, I couldn't wait to pull some of them out and try her ideas myself.  I don't have the flower stamp that she used (although it's supposedly winging it's way towards me now), so I substituted this Stencil Flower instead.  Sally actually stuffed each petal of her flower, but since this design is a bit more complicated, I made a quilt sandwich with 2 pieces of fabric and a piece or two of cotton batting in the middle, stitched along the stamped lines on the top piece, then cut the flower out carefully close to the stamped lines.  I did the same thing for the leaves.  It was fun to find a button that was just right for the center of each flower.  Here are pictures of each one individually.  This first one was hand-stitched through 4 layers, and my quilting skills need repolishing.  This one is the most "pouffy", but the stitches are huge! 


The remaining flowers were done using the machine:




Supplies: Hero Arts stamps CG194 Stencil Flower, CG198 Blossoms (for leaves), cotton, cotton batting, buttons

15 comments:

  1. I saw these on the HA blog today and thought they were incredible! Beautifully done!!

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  2. wow! these fabric flowers are absolutely amazing, Lin! so pretty!! LOVE them!

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  3. Gorgeous Lin! I thought making some with that flower too! :>

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  4. Oh, so pretty, Lin!! These quilted flowers can be your trademark! Love, love, love them!!

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  5. Absolutely AMAZING, Lin!!! And so you! :)

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  6. Oh Lin, your fabric flowers are just beautiful. I cannot believe you put these togehter today, you are truly amazing : )

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  7. Just lovely flowers, lin! you are so gifted...!!

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  8. Lin...these are absolutely amazing....and I love the buttons on them!!! I can't wait to try this. :)

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  9. What can I say Lin, GORGEOUS! I love your sweet sewn flowers, I wish I was able to sew like this, wonderful creations! Hugs!

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  10. Lin, these are wonderful, love the fabric and the detail you added with the buttons!

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  11. This beautiful flower works just as well! Love what you've done with your collection, so fabulous! So fun to give as gifts too!

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  12. Oh Lin, these are gorgeous! I love your choices of fabric and buttons! Hopefully your large flower will arrive soon!

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  13. Oh love these Lin - I have to try one myself. Can't believe you've machine them - they are so NEAT!

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  14. Wonderful flowers! I was lucky enough to see Sally's at the show and they were so pretty and I immediately thought of you and Heather with your sewing and stamping skills!

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