Wednesday, May 9, 2018

Flowers and Stripes

The garage sale was very successful and even better, it's over! I have my Bernina back and it is working much better. Seasonal allergies are bothering me some and Ray's been to the doctor for a really bad cold. We are both getting better. So life is good and now I have time to sew!

I finished eight quilt tops at the March Quilt Retreat.  I have just finished quilting and binding the 6th one, Flowers and Stripes.

I bought the fabric, Sun Burst prints from Kanvas Studios, at Quilter's Compass a while ago. I just fell in love with the colors. When I checked their website for their address, the fabric was featured on their homepage - they like it too!

It's very windy outside but nice - here is the quilt on some plush grass. Ray will be mowing after while.

I wanted the quilt to be simple and just feature the fabric and the colors so I just used simple alternating squares. This donation quilt ended up being 52 inches square.

I quilted straight lines across the quilt in the same direction at the stripes. I used a walking foot and 50-wt #2870 Grass Green Aurifil thread.The batting is Dream Cotton.

The back is a blue with small white dots and some extra blocks from the front. I used the blue dot for the binding also.

While I was hand stitching the binding, I noticed a tiny cut, a little less than 1/4", in the backing - ugh! After fray checking the cut, I overcast it. Then I hand appliqu├ęd a small heart cut from one of the lighter blue flowers.  Hopefully it looks like a  design feature - it 's right in the middle of one side. You can see it on the left side. The heart is about 1 1/4" tall.

I am binding another quilt and just pinned a quilt and a table runner. It really is nice to have that garage sale in the rearview mirror!


  1. Wow - what vibrant colors! I think the little heart is just perfect on the back. Gotta love a 'design opportunity'!

  2. What a day brightener! I do love the color combo and your simple design works well to show it off. Great solution to fabric flaw. Glad the garage sale is done....such a lot of work.

  3. What a lovely quilt! Will brighten up anyone's day! xx



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