WIP Wednesday – Wildflowers

April 22, 2015

It’s hump day! If you haven’t already read our Tips and Tutorial Tuesday post, Stephanie has shared a great method for disposing needles and blades. Be sure to check it out here!

If you’ve visited Austin in the springtime, then you may already know about the spectacular wildflowers and bluebonnets that bloom every year. It’s the most beautiful sight I’ve ever seen, and like every other mom who lives here, I make sure to get bluebonnet pictures with my little one.

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These pictures were taken by my good friend, Amy Valle, last spring. Since she moved away, my bluebonnet pictures seem to fail in comparison. So I decided to share the “good stuff” with you ….. She is a much better photographer than I am.

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The wildflowers and bursts of color everywhere inspired my current work in progress. It’s a half square triangle quilt made from Amy Butler’s Belle line.

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Amy Butler’s fabrics are so vibrant and fun. I love working with her prints, but prefer not to cut them into small pieces. I enjoy letting her fabrics speak for themselves. Matter of fact, I love her Violette line so much that I can’t cut it up at all!

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The backing is made from left over HST’s and the Ikea Nummers fabric we’ve been hoarding after our crazy trip to Ikea with 5 grumpy kiddos in tow. (You can read that exhausting story here ).

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It’s a good thing I wont be able to work on my quilt for the next week because I have no idea how I want to quilt this yet. Luckily, I’ll have plenty of time to ponder quilt designs on my trip to Honduras tomorrow. Wow… TOMORROW?!?!   I really need to pack or at least make a list.

How you would quilt this?

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Michelle Alderman

About Michelle Alderman

Michelle is a wicked fast sewist and pattern designer (according to her friends). Stephanie is quite sure there is magic involved.

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3 Comments

  • Reply RuthB April 22, 2015 at 10:28 am

    Very pretty quilt. I’d do an all over something – not sure what maybe loops or flowers!

  • Reply Stephanie April 22, 2015 at 5:09 pm

    Great project … I love the choices you made for the backing.

  • Reply lori landenburger April 22, 2015 at 5:57 pm

    Have a blast in Honduras!! What spectacular pictures and the quilt is just lovely!! XX!

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