What’s the first thing that comes to mind when you think of July? Why the Fourth, of course, and fireworks and days hotter than a firecracker. At least that is what I think of. And in keeping with the nature/garden theme, I have chosen the “Firecracker or Patriotic plant” (the annual not the perennial) for my subject for my July journal quilt.
I thought I had some pictures from a couple of years ago when I had these in pots on my deck, but I couldn’t find any. In case you are not familiar with this plant I found these photos online. This is a picture of the perennial which really is different from the annual, but you can get the idea of what it looks like. Red tubular firecracker-like flowers cover these plants.
After choosing fabric for the background and the pot I chose three different green fabrics to cut the leaves from. I first applied fusible web to the fabrics and then cut the leaves and arranged them sort of snippets style. Fusible web was applied to two different red fabrics and then I cut several half inch strips from these, which I then cut into a million tiny little pieces. I then placed these one by one until I was satisfied with the look.
Now I know how Melody Johnson must have felt when she did her Matchstick Moon pieces. LOL! When everything was to my liking I fused it all down. I just did outline quilting on it and called it done.
This photo doesn’t really do justice to the green fabrics but here it is for what it's worth.
I was going to post some other pics, but blogger isn't co-operating AGAIN.
I am beginning to get really fed up with this blog.