I have been working on one of my #finishalong2017 projects and have been loving it! It is the #bringmeflowersquilt by the lovely, super talented Jen Kingwell. I have decided to change it up a bit - I always like to add my own personal touch to a quilt when following a pattern and I'm changing the setting of this one and adding my own flower blocks.
Here are some of the blocks I've added - apart from the background fabric these blocks just use small pieces of fabric...
And this is how I'm framing each block: first with a solid colour featured in the block and then with some 1 1/2" low volume squares...
To complete my planned 36 block layout I need three more flower blocks - I'll be repeating this one which I designed based on the Tallahassee block from this wee book : 500 quilt blocks by Lynn Goldsworthy and Kerry Green""...
and I need to think of one more design. I think that has been the most fun part of this project, though I have learnt lots from the designs by Jen of course. She mixes lots of techniques in this quilt, including English paper piecing, foundation paper piecing and applique. So lots of things to try out on a small scale of you want. I even did the English paper piecing .....not my favourite technique but I can tolerate I small amount.
And here is the fabric I have leftover from those supplied by Amitie Textiles. I think I have enough - though I'll probably add background fabrics. The rest I want to cut into 11/2" squares to make a wonderful postage stamp border ....
And this is a photo of all the blocks together when I last had them on my design wall ...
There are a few more now of course...
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This is some of the cutest blocks I have seen in a while. Love the scrappy look to every block.ReplyDelete
What lovely scrappy flower blocks you have designed and created. Your quilt will be stunning.ReplyDelete
The great thing about such a scrappy quilt is that any blocks will work I like the one in the top row that looks like a mini Dresden plate.ReplyDelete
I like the scrappy border to each block but how do you plan to join themReplyDelete
I love Jen Kingwell quilts but I think I like your version of Bring Me Flowers better.ReplyDelete
Love all your scrappy flowers! And they look so wonderful together up on your design wall! How big is each block?ReplyDelete
Hi Nicky! Wow, I love your scrappy flowers! How can you stop making them? This will be gorgeus quilt! x TejeReplyDelete
These are stunning Nicky, can't wait to see more!ReplyDelete
Oh my word! Those blocks!!! They take my breath away! Just fabulous.ReplyDelete
Love the scrappy flowers.ReplyDelete
Those scrappy flowers make me want to pick up applique again. It's been several years but I haven't missed it terribly...until now! Beautiful flowers!ReplyDelete
I love what you are doing with your scraps! So creative!ReplyDelete
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