Friday, April 11, 2014

Make Me a Quilt : Melanie

 Nasturtiums
Hand dyed cottons, fused, hand embroidered, machine quilted. 19x32"
 I usually cut away whatever is underneath the top layer before I finally fuse the shape. Not this time. I would still be cutting tiny bits away if I did. There is so much going on in this piece, that I thought 'just layer it!' Each leaf is two layers, the green and underneath the white. So you can imagine why I would not want to snip out the bottom layer. 
To make this design, I made lots of flowers and lots of leaves and then tried to assemble them in a natural looking cluster, adding stems and buds.
All the photos of nasturtiums show the busy-ness of the blooms peeking out from the leaves.


37 comments:

  1. Anonymous5:35 PM

    This is beautiful. Absolutely beautiful.
    Corinne

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  2. Your quilt is a HUGE success, IMHO. Just gorgeous!!!! I'm sure Melanie is doing a happy, happy dance.

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  3. OMG this quilt is STUNNING!

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  4. Anonymous9:58 PM

    Love it,love it,love it! My grandmother grew nasturtiums in her garden and I always grow some to remember her by. Julie

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  5. Wow! What a great new adventure!
    When I was small, I used to pick nasturtiums in summer. Nasturtiums are such happy flowers but I hated licking my fingers after picking them....

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  6. Wow! You continually amaze and inspire me. The colors in this one are just glowing! I think I will have to plant nasturtiums this year...

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  7. Hi, I follow your blog closely. What are these beautiful flowers again and succeeded so quickly.
    Have a nice weekend, greetings

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  8. Piękne nasturcje!!! Piękne!

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  9. I really love this one! Totally new, like none of your others, except that it is bright, cheery and fabulous! I have grown Nasturtiums for a few years, and you have beautifully captured the summery mood they convey... awesome!

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  10. It is lovely! I love the little swirl quilting, too! You rock, Melanie!

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  11. Lindo, muito lindo!
    Mais um trabalho brilhante! Parabéns!
    Um abraço!
    Beautiful, very beautiful!
    More brilliant work! Congratulations!
    Hugs!
    Egléa

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  12. Great job with the flowers! Much more realistic than your usual work.

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  13. It's so good - it's EDIBLE!!!! Lovely Mel! How are you all settling in ? Do the dawns enjoy their new home too?

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  14. Melody You are one talented lady!! No lines, dots and houses ...this time it's gorgeous flowers in a lovely composition.

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  15. Wow, you've added another flower to your portfolio. I like those little quilted swirls, too. Also, the vertical orientation is surprising (for nasturtiums) and keeps me looking.

    A friend commented recently that she thought fused applique looks "flat", This certainly doesn't!

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  16. Anonymous8:46 PM

    Very pretty quilt and it inspires me to get back to quilting!

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  17. Love, love, love the nasturtium quilt. So beautiful!

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  18. Will you ever offer a pattern for this quilt or instructions on how to make one? Thank you it is gorgeous!

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