When I saw that the Le Challenge theme for this month was NATURE I instantly knew what I wanted to make. Back in March I designed and made my “Flying in Circles” mini quilt for a swap.
I fell in love with that quilt from the moment I started designing it, and knew that I would have to make one for myself at some stage. When I saw the Le Challenge theme I knew that time had come and so I went back to my stash of batiks, pulled out many of the same green fabrics once more but this time I opted for a blue background as I wanted the dragonfly to appear as it if was fluttering over a pond. After a few train journeys the EPP dragonfly had been completed and was ready to fly and I made good use of some of my free sewing time at the Peaks retreat to quilt and bind this mini.
As with the original quilt this dragonfly was appliquéd in place before I started the quilting on “Ripples” and again I opted to quilt with a series of spirals.
This time I used my magic fabric pen to help sketch out some of the quilting lines before I stitched them and this made keeping the spirals more even as they passed under the dragonfly.
I have to admit that I am totally in love with this “Ripples” mini quilt. I love how the dragonfly appears to be skimming over the surface of a pond.
I am so very tempted to dig into my stash of batiks make lots more dragonflies in blues and greens and set them flying over a much bigger pond, but I think that project will have to wait a little while I continue to work on my EPP Liberty butterflies and the quilt I have planned for them. I think I can safely say though that there are plenty more dragonflies destined to appear in my sewing future.
Linking up with this month’s NATURE theme over at Le Challenge.
16 thoughts on “Ripples”
The quilting detail with the dragonfly is stunning. It is just what I imagine a birds eye view above a pond in summer would be like.
What a lovely mini quilt. I really like the ripple effect you have created.
great job, it does look like the dragonfly is skimming over water. I think it would be cool to have a collection of these done has wall hanging.
brilliant, and the batik and circular quilting give it such movement. Well done
I loved seeing this come together at Peaks and I love it still! Absolutely beautiful handwork on the dragonfly and the ripple quilting is mesmerising. Looking forward to seeing more dragonflies in the future! 🙂
So very beautiful I love this mini quilt…
so pretty. And the circular quilting really gives such a great pond ripple effect.
Oh, that quilting is really lovely. No wonder you had make one for yourself 🙂
The ripple quilting looks amazing, just like water.
This is really beautiful and I love how the quilting adds so much to the piece
So beautiful! The ripples are really effective! Thanks for linking up 🙂
So beautiful! Thanks for sharin on le challenge.
Beautiful! The quilting looks just like ripples in the water of a pond and I love how you used EPP for the dragonfly. Great result!