Thursday, August 21, 2014

Gathering Flowers Quilt

I've been quilting and quilting and quilting and finished up my Gathering Flowers Quilt. The pattern is from Anna Maria Horner and although there are 2 variations of the block, I chose to do the pieced one. The other is gathered and dimensional.


This is a completely pieced flower block and full of curves. The curves seem to be a theme for me this year! The background is 2-tone. I used a white solid and a very subtle gray print. If you look close you can see the pinwheels that form in the background. Love that!


I struggled in choosing a binding for the quilt and "settled" on a navy diagonal stripe from April Showers. I ended up loving it!


The background quilting is a loopy paisley fill and I marked a design with a circle template that created a big, round flower motif on the flower. I shared a Flipgram tutorial on Instagram, which you can view here. (Wait a few seconds for it to play)


The quilt sure is a mix of fabrics! Each wedge was cut from a different fabric and the outside petals are all a bold graphic print.


It was a fun quilt to make and I think I've finally made peace with curves!

20 comments:

  1. Beautiful quilt! I love the colors, prints, and quilting designs you used.

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  2. I love the white and gray background combo. Don't know if I would have thought to try that.

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  3. No compromise on the binding - it's perfect. Great quilt.

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  4. Wow, Cindy, it is beautiful! LOVE the subtle pinwheels, and the binding, and the fabrics, and the....it goes on and on! :)

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  5. love the subtle bkgd pinwheels, it draws me in. what a fun quilt.

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  6. Love, Love, Love your quilt.

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  7. Amazing. Love this quilt. Background is very cool.

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  8. You have the prettiest fabrics!! This is just darling!

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  9. I adore this! I've been debating making this pattern and I think you've just convinced me I have to. The subtle background is a nice touch!

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  10. you are a braver soul than I, I just cannot get into sewing curves as I like my sewing to go much faster. You should be proud of your pattern/fabric choices.

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  11. That is a super cute quilt, love the colors especially the subtle color difference in the background fabrics :)

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  12. I'm a recent reader, what machine do you use for quilting? Your quilts, and quilting, are just beautiful.

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  13. Beautiful quilt! I always love your mix of fabrics. I wish I was brave enough to try curved piecing.

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  14. Stunning work, Cindy! I'm so impressed with the curves and the colours are so fun and playful. I hadn't initially (in previous blog posts) consciously noticed the white and grey background but now that I 'see' it, it's a fabulous addition to the overall look and something I'd like to include myself in a future project. Congrats on the new finish.

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  15. I can't put my finger on it exactly but there's something about this one that just makes me go "Ah!!!" Great job.

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  16. Just adorable! And, I love your quilting!!

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  17. Wow! I just stumbled across your blog. Love it! Your quilts are stunning! I'm fairly new to quilting so I've not tried curves yet but this quilt makes me really want to! Thanks for your inspiration!

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Thanks so much for taking time to comment!