Thursday, July 9, 2009

Fractured Flower - Just Starting

YEAH! In an online group I'm a part of - we are doing a Fractured Flower quilt. I had seen these done a while ago on Simply Quilts and at the time thought that would be one of the most exciting projects!! Well, now I get to do one!

This one is meant to stay fairly true to color and design - read very precise (yeh, I know....but I'm gonna try anyway! LOL!) It is the picture of a flower which the hostess divided into four pieces. Each piece is to be treated like an individual quiltlet except that they should all match well at the areas that join together. When we have completed our four pieces, they are returned to the hostess and she will mix them up with the other three in my group and send me back one of my pieces and one piece from each of the other three in my group. Then I will sew them together to make one quilt!!!
So, want to go on this journey with me?????? Good! Here we go!!!......................
I just received my four pieces of the photo a couple of days ago. Isn't it a beautiful flower? I first started going through my hand dyed fabric stash to pull out oranges, yellows, golds, purples, greens, etc. I actually had more than I had thought I would.

Now to make all the tracings, master maps, etc. From what the hostess said....this is the difficult part. Below are my four pieces. I have traced out the major outlines with a Sharpie to make them easier to trace. One piece of advice...........don't drink a lot of coffee before you attempt this!

Now on to the next stage (probably tomorrow) - making the master map!


Becky S. said...

Looks like you've got a handle on this part of the process, Kelly. This could be a tutorial!!
Good luck going forward with it.


YukonRose said...

This is looking good Kelly. And it gave me a good idea how to get started on mine. I think we are in the same group!

Cobi said...

I will be following the process real close Kelly. I find this very interesting and I wish I had the time to participate. I've been wanting to do this for a very long time. the picture of the flower is lovely.