Skip to main content
Debra Quartermain Design
Latest Posts

 the CEO! Creative Eternal Optimist! Blog 
Monday, May 05 2014

The first Monday of the month the DCC, Designers' Craft Connection Blog Hop shares creative projects from a group of talented designers. This month our theme is flowers, I am sharing a project from the archives that I designed for Creative Homearts magazine a few years ago. It is one of my favourites and especially appropriate because this past weekend was my first in the garden. There may still be a bank of snow in the back yard but there are also tiny green shoots everywhere and the crocus are dotting the garden! Yay, it is finally spring!

One of the easiest flowers I like to make are these ruffled ones on the garden gloves. So simple and quick. Here's how! Take strips of fabric, 3", 4", 5" widths by 12"-18" lengths. Press in half right sides out. Sew a straight stitch along the raw edges with a strong thread like upholstery or quilting. Pull the stitches and the strip will begin to gather and curl into a circular shape. Take a few stitches to hold shape, add button to center.  Add a second narrower ruffle on top for a layered flower.

Gathered strips of 6" by 36" are added to a plain square pillow to make a large flower to add to springtime decor. Always nice to freshen up a space with some new pillows, a colorful throw rug and fresh flowers.

Check out all the other designers flower inspired projects. Just hop along with the button in the sidebar.
Happy creating!

Posted by: Debra Quartermain AT 12:05 am   |  Permalink   |  4 Comments  |  Email
Posted by Michelle Frae Cummings on 05/05/2014 - 02:12 PM
I love those pillows! So bright and cheery!
Posted by Debra on 05/05/2014 - 03:21 PM
Hi Michelle, Thank you so much! I loved the bright colors too! So cheery after the long winter!
Posted by Madeline Arendt on 05/05/2014 - 11:32 PM
As always - wonderful ideas and beautifully done Debra!
Posted by Debra Quartermain on 05/06/2014 - 07:19 AM
Oh Madeline, Thank you, love flowers!

Post comment
Email Address

(max 750 characters)
* Required Fields
Note: All comments are subject to approval. Your comment will not appear until it has been approved.

Debra Quartermain Design

 Magical Mimi to Grandlittles, I love to create, decorate & celebrate. Sharing  joy and inspiration from our 200 year old home, Quartermain House B&B on the east coast of Canada.

" "
Add to favorites
    Sign Guest Book  View Guest Book 

    Debra Quartermain Design
    Fredericton, NB
    Web Design Debra Quartermain
    Illustration Deborah Peyton
    Content copyright Debra Quartermain

    Design Your Own Website, Today!
    iBuilt Design Software
    Give it a try for Free