A field of flowers.

In Vermont. In January.

Even though temperatures were only in the single digits here yesterday, I thought that a quick outdoor photo shoot was in order. I’ll look back later and think how pretty it looks, and I’ll probably forget how cold we were!

The hardest part of making this quilt may have been finding enough floral fabrics. I didn’t want to have to go out to buy fabrics for this quilt, so I spent quite some time going through my entire stash as well as all my scraps. I aimed for a mix of sizes, trying to include even a few teeny tiny flowers.

The back stumped me for a while, but once again, Morgan suggested something that inspired me to make these two large reverse blocks for the back. Those of you who have been reading for a while might notice that this is the first time that I’ve used a solid other than white. I only had this little strip of green and a bit of pink, so it’s not a huge use of solids. Maybe I can’t even count it at all…

The binding might be my favorite part. I’m seriously in love, and in fact it changed this quilt from one I liked to one I really love. I wanted a floral, but something not too busy, so I was happy when I came across this Alexander Henry Ava fabric in green. If you’ve seen it, you know that it is a floral print, but when used as a binding, it has a nice mix of green and white and it’s not noticeably floral, unless you look closely. Did I mention that I love it?

It’s been added to the rotation, and I think it will be a favorite.

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