Flower Patch Mini, by Camille Roskelley of Thimble Blossoms for a while (by the way, Camille has everything in her shop 20% off this week with code SUMMER). It was perfect to go with my Pepper and Flax fabrics by Corey Yoder, which I love!!!
So here is my version of Flower Patch Mini.
I love everything about it, the fabric, the pattern, the size. It looks great on my kitchen bar counter, too.
It helps to brighten up the counter and looks especially summery with the lemons and limes.
I even love the back and think it would make a great throw quilt.
I used a charm pack and a fat quarter to make it. It’s pieced and quilted with Aurifil 50 wt thread and I used Dream Request Batting. The quilting is all done on my Phaff QE 4.0 domestic machine.
I made the flower appliques from one charm square and used a tiny zigzag stitch with matching thread for the applique. I used serpentine line quilting on the green, but I have to confess, I marked them because I’ve never done them before. Hopefully with practice, I will be able to free hand them.
I used Aurifil color 2110 thread, a light yellow and one of my favorites for the quilting. I also tried something new in the outside squares, a continuous overlapping curve. I didn’t do the stitch ditching in the squares to start with, but the oval over the seam line was too puffy, so I went back and stitched in the ditch between each square. I am much happier with it now. I did the curves all free hand without rulers so they aren’t all the same size, but it was much faster that way and you have to look closely to see they are not all the same.
As I’ve mentioned before, the Pepper and Flax fabric is one of my all time favorites. I made this cute pincushion by Sedef of Down Grapevine Lane with it. The pincushion is made with half square triangles, so I had leftovers and made this mug rug with them. Very cute and it makes me happy to set my coffee cup on it!
I’ve also been playing around in EQ8 on something bigger using the fabric.
This is just a peak at part of the quilt. I did go back to my LQS and purchase additional fabric for it. Now to find the time to make it. I’m thinking of writing a pattern for it, too. We’ll have to see how the time goes this summer. I have several must finish projects by the end of June I’m working on. I’ll have updates on those soon.
Thanks for stopping by and have a great weekend.