Friday, November 13, 2015

A Pop off Color.

Last weekend I went to A Quilters Gathering Quilt show in Manchester, New Hampshire. There were many lovely quilts to see and lots of vendors too.  I bought a few patterns and just had to start on one the minute I got home. It is so colorful and lovely.  The first order of business was to pull a variety of green fabrics from my batik stash.  90 four and a half inch blocks were cut.  Then I stitched them together in rows of 9.  I made ten rows.
Next up was quilting and binding after attaching a one and a half inch border.  I quilted it by stitching in the ditch.  The quilt is "complete" in this photo.  Now for the fun.....
Lots of petals had to be made and I am still busy with petal construction.  They are made with two fabric each.  Each flower has four petals.  So, that means 360 petals.  Whew....
Here are a few sets with the final stages of prep done.
Next you position four petals onto a block of the completed quilt and stitch them down.  At the intersection you add a button once the stitching is done.  Isn't it wonderful.  I am using lots of bright colors and making a flower garden.  I apologize for the orientation of a few of the photos.  Sometimes technology hates me.  I could not get them to cooperate.  I am off to sew some more flowers onto my quilt.  I will show updated photos.  Have a wonderful weekend and thank you for visiting.


  1. the green was pretty all by itself, but those 3-d flowers! wow! I love them!

  2. How clever - can't wait to see it completely covered in flowers!

  3. Gosh, what a transformation, and it looks like lots of fun - I'm looking forward to seeing the finished quilt!

  4. I saw such a quilt this past week and was wondering how it was done. WOW! It is a lot of work but what a beautiful quilt it makes. Do you hand stitch the flowers down? It is gorgeous. Can't wait to see it finished too.

  5. What a fun way to use up scraps!

  6. Dear Chantal,
    amazing design and the colors go so very well together, wonderful combinations, like a firework.

  7. All the shades of green are very beautiful. And I can say that those flowers suit there very much.