Greetje Hein – Blooming
In full bloom
Years ago I made a quilt with a “new” technique. I was asked to teach this workshop so many times and I always promised myself to make a small version of this quilt. So now I finally did.
This is a combination of two techniques I did before. The first technique is to applique a shape you want by using magic paper. The second technique is to cut a freeform flower in four pieces and re-arrange this. I cut the corners from a square to create a kind of circle, sew this on magic paper, turn it and sew it as an applique on a green or blue square. I used a blanket-stitch and rayon thread. After this I sew a smaller circle on top. These squares were cut in four pieces and re-arranged to form new flowers.
I made a composition with this new flowers and filled the background with smaller green and blue squares. For this, I also used some funny fabrics with a windmill, cows, a kid playing with a football, etc. The stems are made of knitting yarn. I free-motion quilted my piece with variegated rayon thread.
Close up view:
Cut flower before re-arranging: