Monday, May 07, 2012
My retro flowers quilt is all finished! Mine is 54" square. The flower blocks are 14" with 2" sashing between blocks and a 4" border.
I used kona medium gray for the background and the flowers are DS quilts sugar creek, valori wells gypsy caravan, joel dewberry modern meadow, DS quilts picnic, FMF, amy butler lotus dots, hello pilgrim bracelet, DS quilts daisy mae, DS quilts aunt edna. the binding is echo.
for the backing, i decided to play with grey and yellow. i used echo as the main fabric and made more drunkard's path blocks to create a yellow column that mimics the echo fabric. the column uses various yellow solids and michael miller dots with kona white (or snow, i can't remember). i also added in a little DS quilts aunt edna at the bottom.
i used yellow connecting threads cotton thread for the quilting and did concentric circles and semi circles 2 inches apart. i wasn't sure i was going to like the quilting at first but now that it's washed i love it.
i decided to keep the quilt as a throw blanket on my couch. i'm really happy with how it turned out and i couldn't love it any more.