Greetings to all the Material Mavens ....those who have been with us since the beginning, those who are still sort-of new, and those who are brand new !
One of the first thoughts that came to me with Rita's challenge, was a vague memory (or perhaps imagination !) of Mary Poppins flying about, over, and through a hugely large number of beautiful flowers. These flowers, of course, made even more beautiful because of her 'magic!'
My 12" x 12" quilt is composed of 80+ flowers (well.... make that 160+ flowers since each flower is two-sided, with a different fabric on each side). Each flower was machine stitched onto a 'traditional English-garden' theme backing fabric, plus Warm and Natural batting. A more contemporary 'funky' type fabric was used for the backing
After getting all these pieces / parts assembled, I partially 'sliced' each flower into 8 or more 'petals,' spritzed the whole quilt with water, and thew it into a hot dryer to fluff up all those petals !
My quilt is a funky, quirky rendition of the beautiful garden I remember from seeing Julie Andrews (aka Mary Poppins) flying over on one of her many journeys !