Tuesday, March 05, 2019

A Mola finish

Funky Flower Mola

It's done! I've spent many hours embellishing the Funky Flower Mola that I started two weeks ago for the Dust Off a Quilt Book Blog Hop. I really enjoyed the embroidery and the beading.

Funky Flower Mola - finished!
After the blog hop, I added another butterfly and embroidery to the top of the piece.

Second butterfly and vines
I also added tiny pink seed beads around the funky flower.
Beading the funky flower

One Monthly Goal (OMG) for March

It's been a while since I linked up to an OMG - so here goes!
I have a mini to make for my son's cubicle! It's going to be the foundation paper pieced Moose by Made by Marney. So far, I've made two bears and a loon. It's now time for the moose 😊
A bear mini
A loon mini

What I learned
  • Adding that many beads takes a long time - although I finished it faster than I expected.
  • I had bought one container of seed beads. I got pretty nervous near the end....there aren't many left. Normally it wouldn't be a problem but I bought these on sale because they were being discontinued.
  • I experimented with some of my daughter's perle cotton and metallic embroidery floss. It's fun to see the different effects they create.
Related links
Linking parties
I will be linking this post up to the March One Monthly Goal (OMG) as well as several other link-ups in quilt land. Let's go see what going on! Monday Making, Design Wall Monday, Moving It Forward, What I Made Monday, Tuesday Colour Linky Party, Midweek Makers, Silly Mama Quilts WIPs, Needle & Thread Thursday, Let's Bee Social, Off The Wall Friday, TGIFFFinished or Not Friday, Can I Get a Whoop Whoop?, Main Crush Monday, New To Me 2019,

Project details

Funky Flower Mola
16" x 13"
Materials: Kona cotton, embroidery floss, perle cotton, beads, stones
Techniques: reverse appliqué, appliqué, embroidery, beading


  1. Can't wait to see the moose! Thanks for linking up with Elm Street Quilts One Monthly Goal and good luck on your project!

    1. Thanks Patty, I can't wait either! My son wants a conventional one, but if I feel ambitious, I'm going to make myself a whimsical one too!

  2. What a beautiful flower mola. I've never tried that technique, though I've often thought about it. I hope to have plenty of time to other things when I finish my La Passion later this month.

    1. Thanks! It's an interesting technique and I'm sure that you would have no problems since you've sewn all of those hexies together for La Passion. I'll have to make sure to go see it!

  3. Congrats on finishing your mola flower. It's fabulous :)

    1. Thanks Janine. I'm glad that it came out well. You never know what you'll try with these blog hops!

  4. Nice flower, but I think I love the loon more!

  5. Wow! Look at all those beads! That must have taken forever? Super cute Mola.

    1. Thanks Lynette. Yup, it did take forever, but wasn't quite as bad as I expected. One of those things that you do once and then reconsider doing again :-)


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