Ripples

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.

EPP dragonfly mini quilt "Flying in Circles" | Mud, Pies and PinsI 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.

EPP dragonfly mini quilt "Ripples" | Mud, Pies and Pins

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.

EPP dragonfly mini quilt "Ripples" | Mud, Pies and PinsThis 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.

EPP dragonfly mini quilt "Ripples" | Mud, Pies and PinsI 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.

EPP dragonfly mini quilt "Ripples" | Mud, Pies and PinsI 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.

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15 thoughts on “Ripples

  1. 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.

  2. 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! 🙂

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