As the Mid-Atlantic quilt festival nears, I thought that it was about time to finish my project for last years workshop. In 2015, I took a class with Barbara Olsen titled Painterly Flowers. It was a machine appliqué class and was focused on using fabric like a paint brush.
In this piece, the flower is the “star” and the background is just there to ground it. With that in mind, I did more detailed quilting on the flower and simple straight line quilting on the background. I basically played with a variety of quilting designs on the petals.
You might also notice that there is no binding. I decided to try doing a facing technique instead of binding and I really like the effect. I kinda think that it looks a little more like and “art piece”. I found a tutorial on facing quilts on Terry Aske Art Quilt Studio website. Worked great!