Applique Coneflower Wallhanging

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This is my project for Annies Vision – challenge 3 of Project Quilting. I thought the snow on the deck was kind of neat. This piece is 13 x 18 and I call it Coneflower Happiness.

Applique Coneflower Wallhanging

Applique Coneflower Wallhanging

We were to go to Annie Young Arts and get inspiration from her beautiful work. The minute I saw her Coneflowers I know that was what I wanted to create.

I have several boxes of flower pieces that I have either cut by hand or with one of my cutters. The flowers were actually a daisy petal die for my Sizzix Big Shot. That gave me a start and I also had leaves cut….some I just re-cut to the size I wanted. I used batiks for everything. The yellow centers started out as circles.

Applique Coneflower Wallhanging

Here you can see the piece before it was appliqued. This isn’t a true Coneflower plant…..I took a few “artistic” liberties with it.

Applique Coneflower Wallhanging

Of course I did all free motion applique on my 15-91 Singer.

Applique Coneflower Wallhanging

I used a brown thread on top of the yellow center of the flowers.

Applique Coneflower Wallhanging

Of course I had to share the back with you……I could probably paint it and have a reversible piece!

Applique Coneflower Wallhanging
The other day when I talked about getting my Warm & Natural batting for 50% off several people asked where I got it. I emailed them but thought others might have wondered. I buy it from JoAnn Fabrics online when it is 50% off and I have a free shipping code. I get their email ads and this only happens a couple times a year. It is usually on 40 yards of queen size batting. This size works well for me and if I make smaller quilts……I have pieces for mug rugs and runners. I also zig-zag scraps together so I never have any waste.  I also buy pillows this way.
Applique Coneflower Wallhanging

Does it look like I’ve been busy with flowers???? More to come! I finished quilting the Nyan Cat quilt and should be putting the binding on it today…..yippee!

Applique Coneflower Wallhanging

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35 Comments

  1. Oh!! I love these flowers! I want to copy you and make some for pure skill building. 🙂 Also a quick thanks for answering about the batting so quickly. I got so lucky and the batting is on sale here AND I had a 20% coupon at JoAnns. I have a huge roll leaning in a corner of my sewing room now, and only another quilter could understand my joy when I look at it. 🙂

  2. I love the coneflowers! I can't wait to try your method of using the dowel in the pockets on the back! Beautiful work Connie!

  3. Coneflower Happiness is GORGEOUS! Love it. I don't know how you do it – each flowered WH in this series is just stunning!
    Thanks for the info about the batting.

  4. Connie–I love the cone flower hanging.. it's just beautiful! and you have to love that Joann Fabric coupon – I bought about 6 yards of W&N recently at 50% off too.. Thanks for sharing such great info and beautiful projects.
    Karen

  5. You are on a roll… love this! I do the same thing with batting as I go through a lot of it with my Project Linus quilts.

  6. Just beautiful as always! I love flowers. So cheerful! Yes the back is as neat as the front. Thanks again for sharing. Keep warm.

  7. Oh my! Your beautiful flowers are really making me long for Spring!!! The birds are singing outside as I perused your post – yep, it's a great morning!!!

  8. Oh Connie I love your cone-flowers quilt. Cone-flowers just happen to be one of my favorite flowers.

  9. I can see the snow is inspiring thoughts of spring. They are both gorgeous. I love the back of the coneflowers.

    That is a huge lot of batting. How ofter do you have to buy it?

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