I have finished my Blossoms quilt! Complete with a bit of dabbling in FMQ. It’s a miracle, I know. ;)
As this is a quilt for my pink-loving gal, naturally I went with a pink backing and pink solid for the binding. It’s all about pink. Occasionally purple and red get a look in, but generally… everything related to my Lulu is pink.
The flowers are all paper pieced (you can find the Blossom pattern in my Craftsy shop). One of those funny things – I wanted a paper pieced flower pattern and drew this up. Found out soon after that it’s very similar to the traditional Weather Vane block – but paper pieced.
Simple quilting on the back – straight line outline quilting around the blocks, then my little attempt at some FMQ in the centre of each of the flowers. My little Miss helped with the props for these photos. She also loves ladybugs.
The fabric I used for these blocks is Daydream by Kate Spain. I initially bought a charm pack, fell in love, then ordered a layer cake. I drew up this design to make the most of the layer cake squares. It worked a treat.
So this will be wrapped and put under the Christmas tree for my pretty pink Princess. Though we are in Summer now, it might not be needed for a little while! I did back it with fleece though so it’s fairly lightweight.
Of course it won’t be a surprise. It’s very hard to keep anything a surprise when my little one is home with me all the time. But she does know it’s being put away for Christmas (or Kinsmins as she calls it) and she’s good with that.
She’s also a bit cute. But I may be a touch biased.
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So that’s my big share for the Paper Piecing Party this week! Now it’s your turn!
Quick refresher on what the deal is with the Paper Piecing Party (full details here):
* It’s on every weekend here at Quiet Play, starting Friday.
* Link up something you’re working on that’s foundation paper pieced
* Link a blog post or flickr photo
* Visit at least two other links and leave a comment because that’s half the fun!