Purple Coneflower Art Quilt

He said my brain didn't look like his......I thanked him for the compliment!!

This art quilt started out as a doll quilt to meet Tracy's Scrappy 'Lil Doll Quilt Challenge. But it started talking to me. Well, it actually started screaming...."I am NOT a doll quilt...I'm the background of an art quilt!! Can't you hear me?"

From doll quilt to completed coneflower art quilt inspired from purple coneflowers in my garden.

I first fused scraps of purple and orange fabrics onto fusible, then cut petal shapes and laid them in a random fashion on the pieced background fabric.

Then edited out the orange petals and added the yellow 'cone' to the petals.

Added stems and leaves.

Edited out the yellow 'cones' and replaced with orange for more umpth. Using the raw edge applique technique, I stitched all the little flower parts down. The design was completed with the free motion echo quilting with a gold metallic thread. It finishes at 14" x 18".
Next project simply must be that scrappy little doll quilt. Better get busy, it must be finished by July 25. One week to do it....I can do it!


  1. That is gorgeous, Marty. TTFN ~Marydon

  2. Thanks Free Indeed....glad you visited.

    And, thanks to you Blush Rose Lady...as always, a joy to get your cheers.

  3. Made an ordinary quilt spectacular.

  4. Yes, of course it is a great art quilt!

  5. This is fab Marty...not a little doll quilt at all ;o)

  6. Nice quilt. The flowers give it a great punch.

  7. What's wrong with a flowery doll quilt?

    Judy B


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