Monday, March 2, 2015

Starts, Stops, and Catch-ups: Floriography Quilt

Here's a sneak peek of the baby quilt done in Floriography.
I had to chase down binding fabric today, 
and it will be a finish by Friday.
The echoed flower was FUN to quilt,
and it went fast! I used a bright pink
Aurifil thread here, but it's blended well
with the pink gingham.

This next quilt saw a lot of machine time this weekend. 
All the white areas were stippled, and I'm down to 
15 crosses to finish. It's about a 60" x 70", and I spent
hours tieing and burying threads! It's one of my finishes
I love the quilt, but the quilting takes forever with all
the stops and starts.

I needed a quick quilt for someone who doesn't like
flashy color. I wanted something more modern, but 
that would look good in a traditionally decorated
home. Something not too precious, and big enough
to cover up with while watching t.v. mattered, too.

I pulled out my handy notebook, and drew up a simple
plus sign for a 12 1/2 block. My measurements for the 
first block weren't quite on target. You can 
see the plus sign isn't centered correctly.

The next one came out better, but I continued
to fiddle with cutting dimensions. I wanted
this to be a super easy pattern that even a brand new
beginner to cut their teeth on.

I raided my stash for browns, and was thankful I had 
a very sufficient supply. Not so much in the way of neutral background fabrics, so those were on my list 
today while shopping.

That's all for today. The 3 girls are tired of 
playing out in the snow banks, so I'm making tea, 
and heading down to play with fabric.

Come on, Doxie Girls.
Let's go sew.

I'm linking up today with~


MegsAnn said...

I think your brown crosses quilt will be lovely. Bravo for fiddling with the pattern until you made it beginner-friendly. Even advanced quilters appreciate that effort. Time is precious!

legato1958 said...

Your quilting is looking awesome! I love the pink thread you are using in the baby quilt, too.

Nurdan Kulluk-Rennert said...

I love the quilting in the first two photos! I am sure the plus sign blocks will make a very nice quilt. Thank you for linking up with me at Hugabit Quilts for Monday Makers! I hope to see you again and again!

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