Monday, October 25, 2010

Working on my NEW Zinnia pattern!

My new Zinnia pattern that I will be  teaching in Houston in a couple of weeks.  But I can't leave well enough alone. So I have been trying it out in other colors. Size 25" x 28".

How about purple red and orange? size 45" X 45".   Trying out these colors, before I hand dye fabric packs, for my students.

Zinnia's come in every color. I think this will be perfect.
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 I am using the pattern just like my students will. And of course, because it me, I found a few type Os's.  

 How about a little turquoise for the leaves?

Just chunks of color, made up mostly of my hand dye's, with some Hoffman batik thrown in for good measure. Now the Thread!

17 comments:

Elaine said...

It looks gorgeous. I need to learn from you sometime. By the way, how was your cruise?

Dolores said...

Glad to see that you're back at it after your little trips. The zinnias are so pretty.

Mary Keasler said...

Oh Melinda. As usual this is a mouthwatering piece. I love it, especially the bits of turquoise in the leaves. I'm looking forward to seeing it up close and personal in a quilt show.

Quilt Inspiration said...

Gorgeous ! We love all of your flowers, but the zinnias are especially amazing - so detailed. Thank you for your inspiring work.

maria josé said...

Hola,,me encanta este nuevo patron,,esas flores se ven preciosas,,,seguro que todos los que vayan a tus cursos en Houston estarán encantados,,,,
Tengo tu libro de cuttin garden quilts y me gusta mucho,,he ehcho uno de tus proyectos de la mano de una profesora española Pepa Pellicer,,nos explico la tecnica muiy bien,,ya mi me quedo una pìeza muy bonita,,,te mandare una foto para que lo veas,,,ya me diras si te gusta tanto como a mi,,,,
saludos desde España,,Mª Jose.

Bluzbrod said...

Wonderous! I'm loving the different colors. Adding turquoise to a leaf -- who'd'a thunk it?

Denisehyeong said...

Wow, these are AMAZING! you have a wonderful eye for proportion and colour. amazing can I say again?

Karen said...

omg! Love all the colors!!

Merritt said...

Your zinnias are absolutely stunning!! Zinnias are one of my favorite flowers and you have captured their beauty in these patterns. Sure wish I was taking your class in Houston. Hope everything goes well. Merritt

Susan Lock said...

Melinda it is beautiful!! Ms Canada

sugarfoot said...

Love this so much! Zinnia is my favorite flower. I hope you have the pattern available for purchase when you visit Huntsville! I will be first in line!

marjolijn said...

Love your work Melinda and this Zinnia is gorgeous. I wish I could be in Houston for your workshop, but I have to stay in Holland. Such a shame! I hope I can see your work in real some time.

Marija said...

Oh, just beautiful!! So inspiring as always - thank you!

Ali said...

Fantastico trabajo me encanta tus flores. Un abrazo

firstfruitflowers.blogspot.com said...

Melinda - I love your new Zinna pattern! Will you be teaching this in the Sacramento area anytime soon? I've taken one of your other classes. If you have no upcoming classes, do you ever sell the pattern and a pack of your dyed fabrics on an individual basis?

Melinda Bula said...

Soon the Zinnia pattern will be up on my blog with some of the hand dyes . i will let you know when it up and running. i am taking a few days ok, at least 2 weeks off.

Anonymous said...

Hi Melinda
Beautiful work..those Zinias are really beautiful. I need to learn this technique. I need an online class as I do not live in the USA. Let me know what you can do for me. Thanks Yvonne