fire-flowers quilt-in-progress

This one has been quite a tricky one for me.

I started with great bravado with the idea of an abstracted garden filled with hot, vibrant warm-palette flowers. Out came the fabrics, and onto the backing fabric went the scraps to applique:

But then I just couldn’t get the picture to gel in my head of how it was supposed to be when finished. My other abstracted quilt (soon to appear, once bound) had a clear, crisp image for me right from the get-go.  I know I want to feature the  large open red-and-orange asters, but they may be too concrete for the rest of the piece. Perhaps applique held together by feature quilting of flower-outlines on the black background in fire-coloured hand-quilted threads. I keep harvesting images, and I’ll sit back down with it soon…perhaps after its substitute quilt is done!
WIP Wednesday at Freshly Pieced

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  1. To my untrained eye it looks fabulous! I will pop back and see how it is progressig!

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  2. Would love to see your other one! Maybe share on a friday at tgiffriday.blogspot.com, or host one for us?

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  3. Good luck, everyone has a different process. I would just dive in with the fabrics and see where they took me, I look forward to seeing what you decide to do.

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  4. can’t wait to see what this turns into, love your choices!

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  5. I love your thought process. Its so honest and so true many many times with me too.

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  6. I hate when I have an idea and just can’t get the plan together! I really love the fabrics you’ve pulled for it, that’s a start!

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  7. Looks great so far! So many ideas, hey?

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  8. Looks interesting and difficult. I’m looking forward to see how you finish it.

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  9. Wow, what imagination! I can’t wait to see what your abstract quilt will look like, nicely done on the color choices too!

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  10. Good luck with transfering your vision into a quilt! I’m sure you’ll get there!

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  11. Wow, I can’t wait to see where you go from here. The fabric choices are spot on.

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  12. Love the colors, good luck deciding. I find that to be the hardest part!

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  13. I do know what you mean about having a clear idea from the start or not. But hopefully after a small time away the thought will come to you!

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  14. perhaps you need to step back and take a few days, come back to it and the picture will pop into your head

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  15. I’ll be checking back to see what you create

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  16. applique is something I have to learn how to do.

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  17. This will be a fun project to watch unfold. Such rich colors and a great idea!

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  18. I love hearing about your process, can’t wait to read some more!

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  19. I’d love to see what the finished project looks like. It’s an intriguing pile of stash!

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  20. Interesting idea….just keep doodling 😉

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  21. I can’t wait to see what you end up with!

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  22. I like all those fabrics together. It will be interesting to see how you use them.

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  23. Pretty fabrics, look forward to seeing how it turns out. :o)

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  24. Beautiful fabrics! I hope inspiration strikes soon!

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  25. love the fabrics, good luck on your creative journey!

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  26. Good luck in figuring it out 🙂

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  27. Can’t wait to see how it shapes up! Thanks for linking up to WIP Wednesday. : )

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  28. The fabrics are gorgeous! I’m sure you’ll get it to all come together.

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  29. A rich palette happening there!

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  30. You can do it. Beautiful fabrics to work with.

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