I chose to crazy quilt my block with different scraps from my black and white stash. Then I found a scrap of lime green batik to use for my cattails. I also decided that I needed the sun and chose to do it in lime green as well.
After piecing my crazy quilt block, I decided to do a continuous circle quilting pattern.
I tried to get a close up . . . as you can see my circle is not perfect but it serves the purpose. From the back side you can get a better idea of the continuous circle pattern.
This is the block after adding my cattails. I chose to fuse them to the block and instead of using a blanket stitch I free-motion stitched them to the block.
After adding the cattails, I decided it needed a sun with a little bling so I fused a lime green sun and added green glitter glue for the rays and a lovely gem to the center.
To finish it off, I satin stitched the block to a piece of black batting and trimmed the batting to about a 1/2" around all four sides. A finished wall hanging.
I fell in love with the cattails and decided that I should do another one but different. I pulled blue and green scraps from my stash and randomly cut them into squares and rectangles. I cut a piece of Peltex two-sided fusible stablizer and layed them randomly using blue for the sky and green for the grass. After fusing to the Peltex, I did a zigzag stitch around each edge of the squares and rectangles first in blue and then green thread.
Then added a piece of coordinating fabric to the back fusing it to the Peltex and satin stitched the edges to finish it off. What do you think?
Totally different yet I like it, too. I guess I just like scrappy quilts!
This is a GREAT book with lots of modern ideas for wall quilts and worth the money. I intend on doing several more!
I had lots of help doing these projects . . . two of my nine grandchildren.
This was a fun project from the process to the finished quilts. That's the
key to enjoying whatever you do, JUST HAVE FUN!