Big Blooms

big blooms by joyce robinsonNothing like a blizzard (and a power outage) in the neighborhood to help kick creativity in gear. I did the fabric pick, design, and then cutting for Big Blooms while the sun was shining and the woodstove was burning. My plan was raw-edge applique (no glue or fusible). After all, my iron was out of commission, too. I used batik “solids” and the stems are made using black fusible bias tape by Clover or Dritz. Once the electricity kicked back on (three days later!), I fused the stems down and then I free-motion quilted.     —Joyce Robinson

• 2009

• Quilt photo and detail by Mellisa Karlin Mahoney

• 15˝ x 37˝

• Quilt not available

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