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Quilting In Spring.

Posted on | October 8, 2017 | 10 Comments

Isn’t it lovely when Spring finally arrives!


The blossom has been falling like confetti on the garden and driveway.  So pretty.

It has also been much easier to get out to take quilt photos.

This quilt is a lovely reminder of our visit to Charleston, SC, as the fabrics were purchased there and remind me of that sea-side city.

I started with two charm packs which were are the HSTs in the middle.

And the yardage was used in the border. I had enough of the yardage left over to use in the backing in the centre.

I kept the quilting simple with straight lines each side of every seam of the HSTs – horizontal, vertical and diagonal. I used a neutral thread on the main body of the quilt. It gives the illusion of triangles being quilted inside each piece.

Glad I didn’t have to really do that.

In the border I did teardrops. Blue thread on the front.

And kept the neutral thread on the back. Navy binding.

Another finish done and dusted. Time for a bit of Spring cleaning too. Windows first!

Have a lovely week.

Cheers, Karen



10 Responses to Quilting In Spring.

  • Karen D Martin says:

    I love how graphic this quilt is and the tear drop quilting is awesome! What a great reminder of your visit.

  • Marina says:

    Wow loving this quilt, the colours are my favourite palette. A man making a crochet rug in those same colours.
    The quilting is perfect!
    Well done

  • Anne says:

    What a gorgeous quilt. It is great to have quilts from holidays. I love half square triangle quilts.

  • Love the khaki/beige and navy together. They are very calming. The moment I saw your quilt, I thought the fabric had some sort of confetti print. Those are seagulls! They make really nice confetti, and so do the blossoms from those gorgeous trees.

  • Jenny Benton says:

    Your quilt is a great reminder of your holiday – so nice and fresh looking. It’s Spring here too, over thee ditch in New Zealand.

  • sunny says:

    It’s gorgeous! The fabrics are just perfect. While you’re enjoying Spring, we’re enjoying our fall colors.

  • Anita says:

    The trees and blossoms look super!!!! Very much the spring feeling for you. Over in the west we are having days of warm and cold….today it is cold. lol. Beautiful work on the quilt scene. Lovely.

  • Shez says:

    Good morning my friend,wow i love the fabric you have used in this one Karen and what a lovely memory quilt,love your quilting on it,its a wonderful finish.
    Love your pic of spring our fruit trees are also full of flowers,they look so pretty,hope you have a wonderful day xx

  • Fiona says:

    Lovely quilt and a wonderful way to remember your trip too….. I love that yougot the quilting to show off the piecing….

  • Susan says:

    What a pretty quilt, Karen. I love the fabric you chose. It looks like little bits of blossoms floating on the surface. The feather quilting in the borders is lovely too. Great finish!


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