Monday, June 3, 2013

Stop to Smell the Roses - Say it With Flowers Blog Hop Stop



Oh, no! It's the last day of the Say it With Flowers Blog Hop :(  I hope you have been enjoying all the fabulous creations like I have.

For my day on hop, I chose to dig out one of my oldest UFO's, a flower.  It was from a class I took at the Road to California Quilt Show in 2011 (I think, maybe it was 2010!).  Melinda Bula taught her technique from her book, Cutting Garden Quilts (which has just been re-printed recently, totally worth the read).  My "Fusible Rose" was born, but remained unfinished from then until now!

I believe when I last posted about it, it looked like this:

Fusible rose


Well now it is all finished and looks like this!

Say it With Flowers

My how that background makes it pop, no?  It measures about 23 inches square.

I'm rather thankful that it is done.  That border gave me some trouble, and I hadn't even started the "thread play" at the time.  In many ways, it is probably good that I waited so long to finish this one up.  If it hadn't been for the Free Motion Quilting Challenge last year at  Insights from SewCal Gal, I am not sure I would have been brave enough to attempt the thread play.  It took a little getting used to, and more than once I forgot which way my petals were supposed to be bending.  But I hope you will agree that it turned out alright.

Say it With Flowers Close Up

I haven't decided yet what my flower is saying.  Is it saying, "Happy Birthday, Mom", or "Thank You Teacher for a great year" or "Best MIL Ever"?  Maybe it is none of those.  Perhaps it is saying, "Don't forget to stop and smell the roses", which I try to do, from time to time......

I hope you will join me in visiting some of the other stops on the blog hop today.  Here is the list for today and yesterday too (in case you missed them).

June 3rd

June 4th


As always, thanks for reading!

Jen

60 comments:

  1. Your rose is fantastic! The quilting makes it pop, truly lovely. Thank you for sharing.

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  2. Jen your rose is AWESOME!!!! Wow...look at all that thread work...not to mention the beautiful applique work...simply stunning! So did I read right? This is your 'oldest UFO' started in 2010 (maybe)??? If so, then you are so very good....don't ask how old my 'oldest' is...LOL (but it would probably be a great great GREAT grannie to yours! haha). Thanks for sharing...Love it!

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  3. Awesome these roses. Thats such a great job. Thanks for sharing them with us.
    Frederika

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  4. A rose be any other name would never be as sweet...

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  5. Beautiful, thanks for sharing. vickise at gmail dot com

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  6. What a beautiful project. And a wonderful job on the stitching.

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  7. It turned out very beautiful. Sew pretty.

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  8. I love your rose. It is wonderful. Thanks for sharing

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  9. That's beautiful. Did the rose change from red to pink with the thread painting? It really is a beautiful quilt.

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  10. Gosh the work that went into this, it's a piece of art ♥

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  11. Your rosé is lovely and your threadplay...stunning!

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  12. It's really beautiful, Jen!

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  13. Again Jen, Your project is a true work of art !

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  14. Your flower is just gorgeous and your thread play is amazing on it...love it! Thanks for hopping with us! :O)

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  15. Jen - this is one of the most beautiful quilted projects I have seen!! WONDERFUL job!!!

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  16. It is beautiful! You did a fabulous job on the threadplay.

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  17. Wonderful! And, you remind me that I have a pieced rose from a Ruth McDowell class that I need to pull out and finish!

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  18. This is stunning! Congratulations on a lovely finish :)

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  19. Stunning is the first that comes to mind... Wow wow!!!
    Your thread painting is just fabulous. Congrats on a fabulous creation!

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  20. Jen, this is gorgeous! Hooray for pulling out something that was half done and making it see the light of day. It deserves its day in the sun. Maybe it needed to wait till you had the skills to finish it in such a manner? Wowie.

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  21. Jen your flower is gorgeous! I love that you finished it just for this hop!! Great job!

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  22. What a lovely rose. Just the kind my daughter loves--one with no fragrance. She is odd that way.

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  23. This is stunning! I'd love to hear more about how you created it!
    Thanks for sharing!

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  24. This is sew beautiful ... :) Pat

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  25. So true.....Everyone needs to stop and smell the roses. This world is going too fast, everyone is too busy. I love roses and I must say you really did this one justice. Your choice of color, and your quilting is beautiful. Thanks for sharing. I truly enjoyed seeing this today!!

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  26. Your rose turned out so beautiful. And only from 2010!!! That hardly counts as a ufo!! Ha!

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  27. Your rose is stunning!
    Great job!!!!

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  28. That rose is just gorgeous! Well done.
    cheers
    maggie
    maggiemine42@gmail.com

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  29. oh, I love your roses and the pink one does pop on the blue background. lovely

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  30. Very beautiful. The thread play is awesome. Thanks for sharing.

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  31. Magnificent...well worth all the work!

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  32. WOW!!! This rose is fabulous! Great work!

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  33. An amazing flower. I'd have a hard time parting with it if I were you. Beautiful stitching on it too.

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  34. I love your project, what a beautiful rose! Thanks for sharing

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  35. Fabulous rose, Jen. I am too embarassed to tell you how old my oldest WIP is :)

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  36. What a beautiful rose came out of your closet!!
    Cheers,

    Jeanneke.

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  37. Just a stunning rose! I'm glad you were able to finish it and let us admire it!

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  38. wow this rose is fantastic, great work Jen!
    Thank you for sharing ☺
    Bente

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  39. Wow, your quilt is fabulous!!

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  40. Beautiful Rosé! Great job with the quilting.

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  41. Beautiful rose. Love the way it turned out. Great job.

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  42. Have to get this book! Love this rose1

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  43. What a gorgeous flower! Great job! Thank you so much for sharing.

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  44. That flower is spectacular - I love the fabrics you chose for the background and border!

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  45. Gorgeous rose. The dense stitching really sets it off.

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  46. Awesome, a real fantastic job!

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  47. That is one beautiful big rose!

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  48. In my humble opinion,it turned out way better than alright! This is stunningly beautiful,thanks so much for sharing :)

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  49. Totally amazing Jen! Fabulous quilting and I have to agree some of my quilts are better because I finished them when I had better skills. Stunning rose - I can almost smell it!

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