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Deconstructed Flowers

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Big Techniques from Small Scraps taught by Sarah Fielke

Sarah Fielke makes six scrappy quilts that combine traditional techniques with fresh design and updated fabrics.

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Category Quilting
Type Home Decor
Style Whimsical, Funky
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What materials did you use? Fabric, cotton thread, polyester embroidery thread, and Pellon Stitch N Tear Lite tear-away embroidery stabilizer.

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What are you most proud of? I really like the final product and was happy that it came out almost the way I had originally envisioned.

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What advice would you give someone starting this project? At the end I had a little difficulty getting the project "squared up" and had to do some extra deconstructed piecing around the edges, so be sure to use large pieces on the sides so you'll have enough to trim to square. I also had some sections in the center that weren't completely flat, so I ended up improvising and sewing "darts" to take up the excess. It worked well and those areas ended up looking like just more deconstructed piecing. (I'm not even sure I can remember which seams were the ones I did to make my adjustments!) Last tip: I learned the hard way NOT to iron over polyester thread (duh). I had to re-do a few sections of the flower stems because I melted them. Of all the projects I've done since I started taking Craftsy classes, I learned the most from this one and thoroughly enjoyed the whole thing. Now I'm doing the Machine Quilting class so I can learn how to put my little project together.

Deb D on

Great flowers! Beautifully interpreted. Love the way you picked the different techniques and mixed them up for your own creation.

02/24/2013 Flag

I too love your mix of techniques, well done!

06/23/2013 Flag