Friday, May 21, 2010

Blogger's Quilt Festival: Flower Patch Quilt

Welcome to my Blogger's Quilt Festival entry! I'm very excited about Amy's 3rd online quilt festival- check out her post and list of participants if you haven't already and join the fun!


The quilt I am showing is my Flower Patch quilt. It's a simple quilt of mostly pink squares, but
it makes me think of a garden full of pink flowers, with rays of yellow sunlight kissing the blooms.

I started it in February, when the dark and brooding winter was just beginning to give way to spring flowers. It was a pleasure to work on at that time of year, especially since my 2 daughters helped me choose and arrange the fabrics.

Because this quilt feels so celebratory of spring's new life and all things girly, I thought it would make a perfect baby gift for one of 3 expecting couples that we know. Only it turns out that they all had, or are having, boys.... so there are more quilts to make, and a baby girl out there with a Flower Patch coming her way! Maybe she'll have a flower name, and that would be perfect.

Even in it's simplicity, this quilt is notable in my repertoire as the first quilt that I quilted with a walking foot, which was delicious experience after 2 years of quilting without one. It or my hand sewing kit are my new favorite sewing things- what's yours?

26 comments:

  1. A great quilt! I love your description!

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  2. I love it. That pink wallfower is a favorite!

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  3. Sweet, sweet quilt! And oh yes, I love my walking foot too!

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  4. Simple and charming quilt

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  5. Love it! Well my little granddaughter is a baby girl and her name is Lillie Rose....I should make her one :)

    Thank you for dropping in on my blog too...I am lovin' all these wonderful quilts and stories.

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  6. I love your quilt! It's beautiful... I haven't made a lap quilt before... It's either bed sized or baby... I think this one would be perfect for snuggling on the couch!

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  7. Very nice quilt; I like pink, too! And I also especially like it when my daughters give their input on a quilt and its layout, fabrics, design, etc.

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  8. Pink is my favorite color loved your quilt

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  9. How funny--I do the same thing in February--look for something with some color as I'm so tired of the cloudy weather and drizzle or dirty snow. Your quilt is truly a breath of fresh air! Great completion!

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  10. That's a very sweet and simple quilt, just right for a little one. I'm sure working with some bright and pretty fabrics made the gray winter days easier. Thank you for sharing your quilt's story :)

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  11. What a lovely little quilt! Pink has been a part of most of my projects lately. It's so fresh and very spring-like, just like your quilt!

    I've never used a walking foot but I must get me one! I've only ever hand-quilted. Gotta get with the times, eh?

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  12. What a bright and cheery quilt. I love all the pinks.
    I'm sure you'll be able to find a lucky little girl for it.

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  13. Your flower quilt in pink is a very lovely quilt. It's fun that you had your girls get involved in helping you arrange the fabrics.

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  14. Great quilt and it means more since your daughters helped with the fabric selections:)

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  15. What a cheerful quilt. Love the balance, color, prints. Great job!

    SewCalGal
    www.sewcalgal.blogspot.com

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  16. how gorgeous! I love the glimpses of orange and blue in amongst the pink.

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  17. this is adorable! I love the soft pinks on this one :)

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  18. I LOVE the pink. My new favorite color combo is pink and orange. My new favorite tool is my....free motion foot. Now, to just learn how to use it right. LOL! Sew On!

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  19. this is so pretty. i love the colors and the pattern

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  20. love the color choice .... it is a fresh breath of spring ... and trust me I need spring!

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  21. This is very pretty! Sometimes the simple designs look the best! Always good to spend time with the kiddos!

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  22. pink is wonderful. fun your children could help--always a fun thing. i love my 1/4 in foot--wish i'd had it years ago.

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  23. What a yuummy pink spring quilt. It looks like it would have been very uplifting to work on in the cooler months.

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  24. Love the quilt. I make a lot of baby quilts and think they are the greatest. I loved the you made because of its soft colors and beautiful flowers

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