Ok, so on to my offerings.
Over the years I have made lots of quilts with stars and hearts and trees but not much in the way of flowers. Yeah, I have used floral material but not much flower construction.
A couple of mug rugs
A doll quilt
And my most favorite, these tulips
So when this hop came up I never gave it a thought not to accept the invitation. I must admit that for me it turned out to be a bit of a challenge I hadn't expected.
I had a commitment out there for another doll quilt so that was where I started.
It just doesn't do anything for me. Yes, it met the criteria for the hop but didn't pop for me.
So on to try #2. I had seen this funky flower using hexies that I thought I would give a try. These placemats would probably have been fine if I picked the background fabric during the day and not in the wee hours of the morning with bad lighting and a sleep deprived brain. Actually looking at this picture taken on a sunny morning the green lightens up a good bit, maybe I'll use them on the lanai (probably not)
Good thing that I really like the fabric I choose for the back because that will probably be how I use them.
And then it came to me. I went back in time and low and behold my brain had a light bulb moment and screamed at me "Flower Power". I googled flower power and found lots of fun ideas. Then I rummaged deep down in my stash for this cool tie dyed, kinda flowery fabric I've been hoarding for forever.
So here it is, my Flower Power Back Pack. I love it.
Here's a look at the inside which I have constructed to be reversible if I so desired ( just had to add the bottom loops for the cord and finish off the bottom more neatly than my norm).
The reversibility was just a test. I wouldn't reverse this particular bag because I wouldn't want to damage my flower and peace sign with all of the junk I shove in my bag on a daily basis.
Well thank you so much for stopping by and joining me on this journey. Please take a few minutes and visit with all of the other quilters participating in this hop.
OH Yea, if Google is still being a pain in the butt, Thank you to all who have left a comment. I will try and get back to you but we all know how that's going.
Here is a list of links for one and all of the participants just to make the trip a little easier for ya.
so for now
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Where Flowers Bloom Blog Hop Schedule
In The Boon Docks
Seams To Be Sew
Lily Patch Quilts
Days Filled With Joy
Elizabeth Coughlin Designs
Life in the
Words & Stitches
Tu-Na Quilts, Travels, and Eats
Why Knot Kwilt
Just Let Me Quilt
Nettie Sews and Lucky Quilts
Cynthia's Creating Ark
Patchouli Moon Studio