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Spring Flowers in Autumn.

Posted on | March 18, 2014 | 13 Comments

Not really. It’s just that the fabric in this quilt reminds me of Spring – lovely colours and fresh.

Sunburnt Quilts - Spring Quilt

I really liked the floral fabric and wanted to make a simple quilt to show it off.  I had trouble with a full quilt photo as the sun was bright and the wind was blowing, but here it is, shadows and all. It makes the borders look all wavy!

Sunburnt Quilts - Spring Quilt

I used the main fabric in the large blocks and the border then used solids in the 9 patch blocks.

Sunburnt Quilts - Spring Quilt

I felt it needed a little zing so the bright green was added as an accent.  I  placed it in 12 of the blocks, the border and the binding.

The placement of the blocks created diagonal lines corner to corner.

I decided to have this one quilted professionally with an all over pattern.

Sunburnt Quilts - Spring Quilt

I wanted swirls and flowers and I think this one hit the mark.

This view along the border shows the quilting pattern more clearly.

Sunburnt Quilts - Spring Quilt

I was more than happy to sit and sew the binding last night.

Sunburnt Quilts - Spring Quilt

After  looking at these photos I can see I need to do a little cleaning up with all the loose threads. I am sure the sticky roller will deal with that quickly. Should have done it before the pics!!

Sunburnt Quilts - Spring Quilt

Have a lovely week and I hope you are enjoying some sunshine.


13 Responses to Spring Flowers in Autumn.

  • Shez says: Wow Karen this is gorgeous ,love the colours and the quilting.xx
  • Rachaeldaisy says: What a fun quilt. That floral fabric is really pretty. The quilting suits it so well too by adding a whole other layer of flowers. Have you thought of a name for your quilt?
  • marina says: beautiful! I have some of the range of fabrics that the floral belongs to. lovely use of the print and plain. The quilting sets it off beautifully. well done
  • Patti says: Really beautiful, Karen! The bits of green colour really make it pop, and the quilting is just right for it.
  • Lesley says: What a beautiful quilt for the season! I liked how you alternated orange and green in your blocks and I especially like the picture of the quilt on the clothesline. Great choice of quilting too!
  • Cheryl says: Such a pretty quilt Karen - the fabrics are lovely
  • Linda at Roscoe's Ma says: This quilt is very, very pretty. I actually have a quilt top made with some of the floral fabric included. (It's waiting to be quilted but we won't go into how long it has been waiting!) I also enjoyed seeing your green grass! No signs of spring at my house yet...and no sun today either.
  • Raewyn says: So effective and a perfect use of the fabric!! Love the quilting in it, it really sets it off.
  • KERYN says: Just beautiful, the quilting really suits it.
  • Anita says: Hi Karen, Those colours are super duper. Love the quilted design you've used too. That's a keeper! lol Cheers, Anita.
  • joan says: I get goosebumps when I see all that lovely texture. What a perfect design to put on your springy quilt. The shade behind your quilt is a star! Signs of what you are! ;-)
  • Frances says: Just catching up on my blog reading.... This quilt is wonderful as is your Kitchen Windows!! That is a wonderful way to showcase great fabrics
  • Linda King says: Great use of your fabric. The touch of green really makes the quilt!

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