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Friday, July 13, 2012

3 Flower Friday? Or the Rainbow that nearly ate my lunch......

"People often say that motivation doesn't last. Well, neither does bathing - that's why we recommend it daily." -Zig Ziglar
   Oh my goodness.............I have been trying to get my Oz Flower for One Flower Wednesday posted for 3 days now and I am so sick and tired of working on relieved to have something to show you today.

I have always known that there would be a rainbow in the Oz Hanging but I hadn't really stopped to formulate exactly how I would do it with hexagon flowers.  I knew I didn't have anything in my stash that would work and when I called the closest LFS they told me they had no rainbow fabric.  I did remember that they had some in a tie-dye that I had used before so I went and bought some but.........ummmmm...........that didn't work.......couldn't figure out how I could make this look like a rainbow..........

 so after realizing that I would just have to miss posting on Wednesday,  I slept on it and then went to the LFS that was across town on Thursday and found the perfect rainbow fabric!  (By the way.......I still fiddled with other ideas on Wednesday trying to come up with a post but, alas....my mind couldn't stop thinking about the rainbow)...........
My first hexies looked like this and I thought I would just arc them over to form a rainbow shape...........
 that probably would have worked but I was still not really happy with it so instead I spent hours fussy cutting and seaming and came up with this:
 .........each petal is fussy cut and some of the petals are seamed with part sky and the other part rainbow.....




when they all go together it looks like this:



I will have to do some creative placement to get the arc to be a little smoother and I still have probably three more full flowers to go....this side will go over the oz side and there will also be part of the rainbow on the Kansas side..............but I'm not ready for that yet..........next week I will try to skate by OFW with something easier....................Ta-Ta for now................

Oh....did you all remember to check out the other flowers at Karen's One Flower Wednesday garden???
 

9 good friend(s) left a comment:

Cherie said...

Good thing you went and found that fabric! You can be forgiven for missing Wednesday as the flowers you've made are stunning! Love the effect of the sky and the rainbow print is awesome too =D

Hilachas said...

Nice rainbow you finally ended up with after all the work. I think it looks great!

Needled Mom said...

OMGosh!!! What a nightmare to figure that one out! You did a great job though. I am not sure I would have had the patience for that one. I checked out your blog on Wednesday and I now know why you didn't post. ;)

shez said...

OMG you are clever,thats fantastic Ida.xx

Anthea said...

Ida, you are one amazing woman, well done on persevering with the rainbow, at least it's one rainbow that when it's done, it won't fade!

Karen said...

It was worth the wait Ida, well done! Very clever!

Janet said...

Your rainbow is going to look fantastic. Sounds like a whole pile of work to make it work but it is worth it.

Kat said...

Ida -- that is GORGEOUS!!! Definitely worth all the effort and the waiting and the re-tries. Love it!

Heather said...

That looks great. I have a quilt in mind that uses hexagons and is going to need some creative placement like that. Nice to see that it can be done.