Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Gathering Flowers Quilt finish

I've been working on the Gathering Flowers Quilt off and on for a couple of months. The cutting is slow and the piecing is curved, but all and all it was a pretty simple quilt to put together. Even considering that I changed my mind on the background fabric after completing 8 blocks!

It's a really cute block and I used a different fabric for each wedge - a lot of scraps and pieces that have been sitting in my stash waiting for their perfect debut.

So here's a tip I found helpful in piecing the block:
I find that when I'm piecing curves, often the fabrics tend to distort a bit simply because you're pulling on them to piece the curve. For my background {template 4}, I added 1/2 to 1" to the long edge of the template which creates the outside edge of the block. Once the block is assembled to the point of quarters {4 squares}, I trimmed each square to 9 1/2" {for the 18 1/2" block}. The top of the "wedge" piece should fall 2 1/4" from the trimmed edge. This is the point you want to match carefully to create the circle in the block.


I switched my background to a subtle gray tone-on-tone with white...




I had fun pulling fabrics in shades of green, blue  and a bright pink. Ten of my twelve blocks...












15 comments:

  1. oh my!!! This is such a beauty. Love the scrappy look and the background is amazing.

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  2. I love these colors Cindy! So fresh and happy and pretty!

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  3. Those blocks are adorable! They remind me of the little Trivial Pursuit game pieces. ;-D I love the colors you've chosen!

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  4. This is so pretty. I can't wait to see the finish.

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  5. It is so beautiful! I really love the colors!

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  6. wow, Cindy, I am so jealous of these beautiful blocks!

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  7. This is going to be such a pretty quilt. Love the colors.

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