Wednesday, 4 February 2015

WOW: Lily Rose, Flowers Finished

WOW = WIPs On Wednesdays

Sometimes I can stand back and say WOW about my own work. Not always, but sometimes. This is one of those times for me personally. This is how my bouquet had turned out. I love it. Naturally I'm biased, but I love the vase too. I'm so happy to have reached this stage, as I wasn't sure if I would have enough time to make this quilt. But I'm so glad I have. What do you think?
Don't you agree that this vase just zings? 
It's all thanks to that original and tricky to match up original purple moody batik...it set the mood for everything else. I love Lily Rose and already know where I'm going to hang it up so that I can see it every day. 

Although I have a release schedule for my pattern designs, when I actually get around to making them is another matter entirely! So, I'm working through Lily Rose now although it has already been 'out there' for a while. For those of you who missed Lily Rose when it was a free BOM, it's available in my shop at 50% off at the moment. I never usually have sales or discounts for my patterns - but at the moment I'm celebrating 5000 members over in my online shop which is why my patterns are on sale now. It's such a milestone that I wanted everyone to have the opportunity to 'catch up' on old patterns - especially new members, at the best possible price. Given that the next sale will be at 10,000 members (and it took 6 year years for us to reach 5,000) I don't think there'll be another sale in a long time!

I'm grateful to each of you who purchase my patterns, it's so nice to know that I have your support. Thank you. Now for me, it's more Lily Rose progress today and hopefully I'll be able to have this beauty done and quilted in the next few days. 

What's Your WOW ?

24 comments:

  1. those are gorgeous Esther. but we'd expect no less from your talented mind, stash and talents.

    I've always admired your collars and cuffs, do you offer a pattern for them?
    thank you, Sharyn

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    1. I will be, quite a few people have asked and I know we all have a lot of fabric to play with! Stay tuned...

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  2. What a stunning vase and pretty flowers!

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  3. will you be hand stitching this applique or machine applique? It really looks beautiful. I love the colors

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    1. I'll be hand stitching the applique bouquet down onto the background because I get so much satisfaction from it.

      If I decide to do any embellishments after that, I'll have to machine stitch them - I'm still deciding whether I will or not. There's no way I'd trust my 820 on this beauty now, it would just gobble it up and ruin all my hard work. I think I'll have to pull out another one of my old machines if I decide to. We'll see, I'm still figuring it all out!

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  4. It's beautiful, love the colours!

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  5. Oh my Esther.....your work is always worthy of a WOW! Capital letters and exclamation points. Love this!

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  6. Oh Esther this will help me getting my Oma Blue started... Now I want to make Lily Rose my mind is going and going LOL. Thanks for your always wonderful photos. I am not as good at doing these Applique quilts so all your photos really help. Bunny

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    1. Bunny let's not forget that you actually made a stunning Forget Me Not whereas mine is yet to be put together, and yours is so gorgeous - that's MY inspiration! My biggest problem of course is which quilts to make...and when? Although I really must get Forget Me Not done this year, I keep getting sidetracked!

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    2. LOL Esther yes I made the two of them... 😉
      Bunny

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  7. What a strikingly beautiful bouquet!

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  8. Esther you are one of the best quilter, designer and appliquer that I have seen. I love LiliyRose the use of color is so amazing. I am always wanting to challenge myself { in applqueing } and when I came across your site, it fit the bill . thank you ever so much Dee Mossman from Georgia USA

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  9. I would also stand back and say WOW!. It is stunning and I like the dimensionality of the vase as well. Thanks for sharing your pleasure with your work.

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  10. I love the vase, Esther! Thanks for sharing. Angelia from Georgia USA angel4u2@cox.net

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  11. I really love your vase and flowers, beautiful and vibrant!

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  12. Gorgeous as ever, Esther. You have such a brilliant color sense.

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  13. Yep it's a zinger! Such lovely work! And you work so fast, well compared to my SLOOOOW handwork.

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  14. Definitively the WOW factor, Esther! The vase is absolutely stunning.
    xx

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  15. Wow! Beautiful. I really love the vase.

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  16. I just cannot stop studying your vase. It is stunningly beautiful - the fabrics and the workmanship.

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  17. I say WOW too! It's beautiful and the vase is stunning! I love it. The colours, the shapes, everything!

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  18. Thank you so very much for sharing your beautiful talent with us GOD gave you a talent that you do with breath taking ability and you let anyone join you so you can teach them what they maybe could not afforded before to do, and that is what makes you a truly beautiful women inside and out. You bring joy to so many and I just wanted to thank you for doing this incredible task. so thank you so very much. GOD bless.

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