Flowers and a New Video

first iris 2016

The weather is warm here, some would say hot but as I have probably said before I’m cold if it gets much cooler than 75 degrees. The garden looks like spring with flowers, bees, birds, butterflies, and lizards!My first irises have come up. I didn’t plant these here, they were displaced when the back garden was professionally reconstructed but they ended up in a perfect location.  I thought I would share a few of my iris quilts from the past…

wild iris1
Iris tiny image
iris pair
Iris head is from a pattern by Grannie "G" Applique
Iris head is from a pattern by Grannie “G” Applique

I only make and use original designs now but years ago I bought and use a part of a pattern from Grannie “G” Applique for this last piece (the iris head). I think she has some of the most beautiful applique designs and patterns! Geri was kind enough to feature this on her website way back then.

While we are talking flowers, here is my most recent video lesson for a fun and simple flower project:

By Ann Scott

I started sewing and designing using fabric, thread, and paper when I was a child. I taught myself to make quilts, at first not following the "rules," then watched some experts, learned the rules, and made many hand quilted and appliqued quilts. I spent years focusing on miniature landscape quilts. Now I am a fiber and mixed media artist and that encompasses everything I have a passion for. I have taught, lectured, and my work have show nationally and internationally, some pieces have been published.


  1. I have the pleasure of looking at that Iris Head quilt everyday. I LOVE and enjoy it so much!!! Look forward to watching your video tomorrow when my eyes are fresh.

  2. And here I am excited that the snow is melting off my deck! I do love irises and wish their season of bloom were longer. Maybe the solution would be to make one or two in fabric like you so beautifully did. I like all your swirly backgrounds, and an especially taken with the speckled outer part of the iris on the upper right.

  3. Thank you, Joanna. My men would love there to be snow on our deck! That speckled part is actually a purchased black fabric that had irregular white dots/speckles. That was the first quilt I ever free-motion quilted!

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