First and foremost, a big huge THANK YOU for all your lovely, kind sweet comments you left after my last post about my Water Dance quilt! They made me feel so happy that you liked my quilt!! I like it, too! :-)
I had another space for a wall quilt down in the bedroom in our basement, so I had been thinking of doing another floral art quilt when I saw the quilt on the front of the latest issue of Quilty!
I loved the simplicity of it and the scrappy look! But I decided to do it “my way”, of course. I went through my scrap drawers which are full of piles of 5” charm squares leftover from the four years of making a Schnibble a Month, and pulled out all the soft pinky/peachy/beigy ones for the background, assorted green squares and a handful of bright pink, orange and purple ones for the leaves, and enough brown ones for the bottom row on the quilt. I also pulled some brown scraps for the long thin sashing strips, which would become the stems.
The blocks of the Quilty quilt were PIECED with the leaf part off center. I chose to go the applique’ route by making a cardboard template of a leaf shape that would fit nicely on a 4 1/2” finished background square. I chose an 8 block row across and an 8 block column down of the light background squares with a 1” vertical brown stem sashing between every other column and then a bottom brown row for the soil.
I traced the template on the paper side of some fusible, cut them out, and pressed them onto the green and assorted bright charm squares. Then I cut them out, peeled the paper backing off and fused them in the corners of the background squares so that they just barely touch the brown sashing stems, pointing up! Super simple and fun to assemble!!
Pinned the sandwich and time to quilt!! YAY!
I stitched close to the the edge of every leaf and returned back up the middle to create the center vein.
Then I free-motion-quilted a woody looking design down the sashing stems and a meander in the soil row. Then I did some echo stitching around the leaves and stem.
A quick project that was fun to make and quilt!! Plus it was FREE as I used up lots of orphan charm squares from my scrap drawer!! Woo Hoo!
And now it’s hanging in place in our basement guest bedroom!!
I think it looks great in there!! I named it “Sprouts”!
I like it with the quilt on the bed in there!!
The quilt on the bed is 2 years old… I made it for our guest room in the old house. The quilt on the wall is even older!!
Now, I can finally get started on the scrappy Halloween postage stamp quilt I’ve been itchin’ to make!! :-)
So, what are you up to this week?