One of my favorite things to do is to just start working with some beautiful fabrics…..batiks are my favorite and then just see what I end up making. After being a ambassador for Island Batik for the last couple of years I have
hoarded collected a beautiful supply of batiks that I can use for projects like this. My first quilt made with Island Batik fabrics was my River Squares quilt and the following Spring in 2014 is when I became a ambassador.Every month I do a guest post on AccuQuilt’s blog and this month I used the AccuQuilt GO! 12″ Qube and a couple other applique dies.
I started out making the background with the intention of adding some birds and flowers and all of a sudden this neat branch of flower blossoms just appeared! The minute I put the teal flowers on the orange and yellow background I just felt like it looked like something out of a Chinese garden.
Once I finished it and was getting ready to write the post for AccuQuilt I googled Chinese Turquoise flowers and one of the first things I saw was the Chinese Forget Me Not flowers!
Perfect name for my wall hanging!
I thought you might also like a close up of my free motion applique that I enjoy doing on my vintage 15-91 Singer sewing machine.
We should be in Elk River, Minnesota spending a couple days with Bob’s mom while you are reading this.
On Saturday which is our anniversary, we will drive to Clear Lake, Iowa to meet up with his daughters and Sunday night we will go see Kenny Rogers at the Surf Ballroom for his Final World Tour.
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