A very floral quilt top

I finished this quilt top last night. If you recall, I started it last month, though I was supposed to be working on Ryan’s This End Up quilt, so I had to put it aside for a while.

I like it because it’s bright and summery, which is so unlike our current Vermont weather (snow, wind, and zero degree temps). Perhaps this is the wrong time of the year for such a quilt, but I’m hoping it will remind me of the nicer weather to come (can a quilt do that? perhaps I’m asking too much…)

I think I cut a flower from every piece of floral fabric I own. The flowers are all different sizes, then framed in white and cut to blocks of 10″ square. For those of you who have asked in the past, I used a solid white which I purchased at JoAnn’s. It’s a 100% cotton sateen. On the bolt, it appears to have a very noticeable pinkish hue, though luckily this seems to go away (somehow!) when used.

I need to figure out something for the back and maybe I’ll find some time for some quilting this weekend.

I’m looking forward to seeing this one finished!

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19 Responses to A very floral quilt top

  1. 1
    betsy says:

    I love this since I too have many floral fabrics.
    Can you share the pattern name and source??

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    turtlewon says:

    Not another! I think I like this one a little too much — could look perfect in sunny Florida!

  3. 3
    Sarah says:

    Very pretty! I love these quilts with a lot of white. I think for our bee I’ll try and have my quilt be a very white based one. I love your idea with the flowers in the center of the blocks.

  4. 4

    I love all the flowers framed out like that! Have fun quilting it 🙂

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    Patty says:

    Very nice; a floral back would work well and add to the spring/summer feel. As for a reminder of nice weather, I would say it’s perfect; each time you look at it spring will feel a little closer.

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    jacquie says:

    i have trouble using large scale prints and this is such a great idea for a way to feature them. what’s your plan for quilting this?

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    anina says:

    It’s lovely! So clean and fresh looking!

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    Emily C says:

    Hi, Not sure how I got her–only know that I was cruising blogs–and there you were! But just wanted to say that I love your stuff. I’m sure I’ll be checking back again to see what’s new.

  9. 9
    Emily C says:

    And I can’t spell…That would be “not sure how I got here” not her…oops!

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    Cary says:

    I adore the white background! I want to do a white quilt, but my kid’s sticky little fingers can’t yet resist fabric. Maybe one day!!!

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    Kerri says:

    how pretty! love how you used all floral material! can’t wait to see it finished!

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    amandajean says:

    it. is. gorgeous! i LOVE all your quilts. all of them!!!

  13. 13
    Molly says:

    This is so pretty! Light and airy and fresh with all the white. It does look like spring or summer.

  14. 14
    Amy says:

    I love how it turned out. I’m longing for spring already and it’s only January. I think I’m in trouble!

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    Kate says:

    This is my favorite quilt that you’ve made!

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    Lisa says:

    I love this quilt! Awesome! Now I have to go back and read all your archives. This is some INSPIRATION!

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    Hedgehog says:

    Lovely quilt!! So simple and so brilliant!

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    Concha says:

    This is a wonderful idea! I love how you’ve managed to frame all the flowers so well and make the quilt cohesive. Great job! 🙂

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