Monday, March 28, 2016

Flower Girl Quilt

I started this quilt a few months ago - another in the effort to sew my stash 2016.

The pattern is called Flower Girl, another by Camille from Thimbleblossoms. It's a big block and I decided to scale it down to 12" finished. It's fairly easy to do by drafting the block onto graph paper. Determine the finished size block that you'd like and you should be able to figure what the finished size of each piece in the block is. Then just add back your seam allowance.

We brought the quilt for a walk at the gardens of Clemsen University here in SC. It was beautiful sunny day, but it turned out too sunny at noon to get any good photos. Even though the quilt is covered in light and shadows, I thought this was a pretty one in the Spring woods.


The sun was bright and the sky was blue...


Really washing out some of the colors...




Back at home for a full shot of the quilt...


My background is a gray Moda Crossweave. I really love the texture of it and the gray keeps the quilt from being a bit too sweet. I had yards of this gorgeous floral print for the backing and used it as the color scheme for the quilt.


I quilted three rows using my machine's serpentine stitch in the sashing and then custom quilted each block.


It's a perfect Spring quilt! Don't you think?

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15 comments:

  1. So pretty. I love the stitching you did. This quilt could be used by a girl even into her young adulthood or later. Awesome!

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  2. Such a pretty quilt... and your pictures are wonderful too... I like the one with the sun and shadows!

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  3. It really is perfect for spring! I love it when I have a large fabric for backing that I can use to select the fabrics for the front, like you did here.

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  4. I love this. It's a great block...and I love the serpentine quilting. This is exactly how I want my Gypsy Wife quilt finished (if I ever finis my Gypsy Wife). I will have to look for the pattern.

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  5. It is a lovely spring quilt! I have never thought of the using the serpentine stitch just in the sashing, great idea! I really like how you quilted the blocks too, beautiful!

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  6. So, so pretty and very nicely quilted!

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  7. So, so pretty and very nicely quilted!

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  8. Wow! That is absolutely beautiful! I love the fabric choices and the pattern :) The colours are so so pretty.

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  9. Cindy! I followed your instructions for layering a quilt on my center island and it worked Beautifully! furthermore....it was a t-shirt quilt, so there you go! Thanks so much.

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  10. That is really cute! The quilting is perfect, really emphasizes the flower shape!

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  11. I love this pattern! I scaled the blocks down to 12 inches on my version too. I love how yours turned out. The gray Moda Crossweave is a lovely background. I might copy the quilting idea...

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  12. Love the backing fabric great with the gray crossweave and prints you chose.

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  13. I love this. It looks like it would be complicated, but up close it makes sense and looks like something a novice like me can do. My daughter would love to have a quilt like this! I may have to add it to my to do list.

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Thanks so much for taking time to comment!