Selenite Clematis And A Few More Drawings

Stained Glass Selenite Clematis Flower Quilt Pattern | Whims And Fancies

Purchase Selenite Clematis Pattern

I continue to sew the blocks for my stained glass flower quilt using the Downton Abbey fabrics.  I was looking up different varieties of dogwood flowers one day when I came across a picture of a four-petal white Clematis.  Right then I knew I had my next flower quilt pattern.

I wasn’t very sure about using the black fabric for the flower, but I really like it.  As I mentioned before, I am naming these flower patterns after my favourite minerals since these flowers look like they are made of crystal.  This one is named after the mineral Selenite, a simple but beautiful mineral.  


Selenite Clematis is another fairly easy 12″ block.  It can be found in my shop.



Stained Glass Kyanite Iris Quilt Pattern | Whims And Fancies


Purchase Kyanite Iris Pattern


I am approaching the end of my index card paintings.  I have only one more set to show you after this one.  Without further ado –



icad 2015 - Snowdrop flower painting | Whims And Fancies





icad 2015 - Star trails painting | Whims And Fancies


Star trails on symmetry of colours

A Flickr friend called it “deconstructed ancient light”.



icad 2015 - Garden bench painting | Whims And Fancies





icad 2015 - Rain painting | Whims And Fancies





icad 2015 - Airmail painting | Whims And Fancies





icad 2015 - Hot air balloon painting | Whims And Fancies


Hot Air Balloon


Canson is a French paper manufacturing company owned by the Montgolfier family.  The Montgolfier brothers created the first hot air balloon.  This card was inspired by a painting of the first public demonstration.



icad 2015 - SS Great Britain ship's propellar painting | Whims And Fancies




Inspired by Isambard Kingdom Brunel’s SS Great Britain


I tried yet more new techniques on a few of these cards.  I learned so much about working with mixed media.  Thank you again for all your lovely supporting words!  I always enjoy knowing about your favourite ones.




18 thoughts on “Selenite Clematis And A Few More Drawings

  • Lara B. October 1, 2015 at 06:33

    Selenite Clematis is so beautiful Soma! The flowers really do look like crystals. I remember seeing some very dark purple, almost black, clematis while hiking outside of Juneau Alaska.
    I so love your cards. Downpour especially attracted me this time, because you drew the impacting raindrops, something I have never seen anyone do before. You have so much talent it is amazing!

  • Ioleen September 30, 2015 at 12:06

    Such a great Clematis. Love the purple you used.

  • Marsha September 30, 2015 at 08:10

    How beautiful that clematis is. It proves that simplicity exceeds complexity so often. Just beautiful.

  • Lorinda Davis September 29, 2015 at 19:38

    You are very talented! I love how sophisticated your paper piecing blocks look, and your index cards are stunning! Thanks for sharing your work!

  • Cathy September 29, 2015 at 08:46

    Absolutely gorgeous! I’m really enjoying watching your progress on this one.

  • Cheryl September 28, 2015 at 18:59

    I love the creativity of your drawings, my favorites are star trails and the garden pictures.

  • Cynthia September 28, 2015 at 01:55

    I love the black petals in your block. I think Downpour is my favourite index card this week but it was a hard decision.

  • Lorna McMahon September 27, 2015 at 15:16

    So much creativity and beauty here, Soma. Love the Air Mail card and the downpour.

  • Janine September 27, 2015 at 10:31

    Beautiful blocks and more great pictures. I’m sorry you’re coming to the end of your index card painting :)

  • France September 26, 2015 at 04:20

    Wow! So gorgeous! You’re choosing your fabric so well for your flowers. It may have seemed daring to use the black fabric for petals but the result is, in my opinion, very beautiful. Your stained glass flowers have so much personalities.
    It’s fun to see all your card paintings. This week, I particularly like the park bench. :-)
    Pinned, as well as the iris.

  • Kaja September 26, 2015 at 00:24

    Your clematis is stunning – and think using the black fabric was a moment of sheer inspiration: it looks perfect.

  • rosa September 25, 2015 at 06:52

    Anyone is just beautiful!

  • Kim Sharman September 25, 2015 at 00:17

    I see I have missed reading your lovely blog for a bit. Oh my, those stained glass flower blocks are just lovely, Soma! AND….those index cards…wow oh wow!! You are terribly clever. I love all your cards, though I must admit your Downpour is pretty hard to beat!

  • Mary September 24, 2015 at 16:50

    Your clematis is fabulous and I love the black. Once again, the cards are amazing. LOVE the snowdrops and I would love to sit a spell on that bench. I’m going to miss them when you are done.

  • Kathleen September 24, 2015 at 13:17

    My favorite card is Downpour. But I am also in awe of the watermark background of the Airmail card!! Gosh you are amazing!! I will actually miss seeing these when you are done!
    Your flower block is beautiful as well.

  • susie September 24, 2015 at 12:31

    What a beautiful Selenite Clematis block! I also have a Clematis with that very dark purple bloom. You have captured the delicateness of the blossom.
    My favorites for the cards are: Downpour and Snowdrop. I especially love the background , and the mood you have captured , in Downpour.

  • Margaret Andrews September 24, 2015 at 10:35

    I really like this new series of blocks that you are doing. I have your other blocks, the thistle, rose, and 2 others which will fit in nicely with this series. It is always fun to see what creative things your are doing. Thank you for sharing your talents with others. Now to get sewing your wonderful flowers.

  • Susan September 24, 2015 at 10:26

    Your Selenite Clematis reminds me of a dark purple clematis a friend of mine had. It has been put on my wish list along with the other flowers. I really like the snowdoips, symmetry of colors (I call it rainbow trails) and balloon cards.

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