Monday, May 24, 2010

Carolina Lily stems, leaves, and flowers placement

Hopefully you can see how this block looks when finished. The lillies look a lot like lobsters, so Mr. Whoozy said when he saw them on my drawing board! ha
But that is exactly how they look for real when growing in the yard! Amazing for sure and a great finale block for our Amazing Flower Quilt. Next week, I'll post a close up of the flower with stamens and beads. "stay tuned" as they used to say on the radio, back before most of you "children" were born! So great to have young quilters!

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Pictures for Florida Flower Quilt Blocks Block #2

Here are pictures of the magnolias that I used for the pattern. If you need the pattern, let me know and I'll send it to you via email......... You'll notice that there are 9 petals to the magnolia. My pattern spreads them out a bit. I'd use many shades of green for the foliage.

Monday, May 10, 2010

Quilters' University #5 Printing from a Blog

Several people have asked me "How do I print off something from your blog?" My friend, Bonnie DiCarlo sent me these directions that work for me. She said that they might not work for people with a Mac or Apple computer. If you are getting to the blog from Windows Internet Explorer, this will work very well.
Once you have pulled up the blog, look at the right side of the screen to the BLog Archives for the Quilters' University Lessons. These might be the ones that you wish to print off. When you have found the lesson you wish to print, select EDIT and then SELECT ALL at the top of the screen. Next, select FILE and then PRINT PREVIEW. On that screen, change AS LAID OUT ON SCREEN to AS SELECTED ON SCREEN. Click on printer icon to print. This works for Internet Explorer 7 & 8.
Happy Quilting!

Monday, May 3, 2010

Block #9 Carolina Lily actual pictures

Before starting on the Carolina Lily, you need to study the pictures very carefully to be sure that you have the correct colors of fabrics.

Notice that the flower hangs upside down from the stem. The stamen will be added later.
The brown spots are quite obvious and may be done in brown beads or French knots with brown embroidery thread.
I took the flower from the underside for the picture at the top. They are so unusual!