800 flowers


It started to feel like Spring here recently, but then yesterday morning there was snow in the air again, so who knows. I do know that it’s been looking Spring-like in the sewing room though. This great group of fabrics is a new line for Windham called Blush & Blooms by Melissa Ybarra, due out in May. As soon as this bundle arrived I knew I wanted to make a quilt out of it, but I wasn’t sure of the design. A few months later I saw this photo on Instagram of Gina’s vintage quilt, and immediately thought of this collection.


I think this line is ideal for this design what with its mix of florals and semi-solids. And I like that the rectangles make it feel a bit different than a quilt made up of squares.

A few weeks later I finally found some time to pull out the bundle and come up with some measurements to recreate this vintage quilt.


I generally don’t enjoy patterns and figuring out the math in advance, but for whatever reason, this one was strangely satisfying to sew! It was the perfect project to work on while hanging out with Henry – lots of chain piecing and ironing and cutting that could be done in batches, quick to put together, and as a bonus, the measurements I came up with used the fat quarters with very little waste. (Anyone want those measurements?)


Even thought it may still be frosty outside, at least I can admire this quilt and dream of Spring!

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56 Responses to 800 flowers

  1. 1
    Jackie Jerko says:

    Love the look of the this quilt and would like the measurements. Are you going to be offering Blush and Blooms bundles in your store.

    How is Henry doing. Haven’t seen a picture recently.

  2. 2
    Robby says:

    Who says, “Anyone want those meassurements?” and then leaves it hanging like it needs an answer? Of course. And this is a really great design for showing off, but not overwhelming with the lovely florals. For those days when we have to make our own Spring until Mother Nature gets with the program.

  3. 3
    erin says:

    Yes! I want those measurements! It’s a beautiful quilt, Ashley.

  4. 4
    Annie says:

    This is beautiful! Thanks for sharing. We got 8″ of snow yesterday, so seeing this bright and cheery flower quilt was just what I needed this morning!

  5. 5

    Great quilt. Love tutorials/projects that leave very little waste.

  6. 6
    Lacey says:

    Pretty sure most of the comments to this post are going to be folks freaking out for the measurements. 😀 I love this quilt and would like to try and recreate it too (with my.0001% of quilting knowledge, skills, and ability). lol It’s wonderful!

  7. 7
    Alexa Kerley says:

    would love the measurements!!!

  8. 8
    Beth D says:

    Yes! I would like those measurements! This is a beauty! Great use of floral FQs!!

  9. 9
    Marla says:

    Love this quilt and the pretty floral fabrics. When I saw Gina’s vintage quilt with those eight patch rectangles, I was intrigued, too. You were so smart to figure out the math so that you wouldn’t have much waste. I’m afraid I rarely do that, which may explain why my scrap bins are always full! 😉 I’d love to hear your rectangle measurements if you’re willing to share!

  10. 10
    Julierose says:

    Measurements would be great–love the rectangle idea–very pretty fabric line…hugs Julierose

  11. 11
    Rachal Chohonis says:

    Yes! Please do give us the measurements you used. I have a lazy brain and a mountain of fat quarters to use. Love this quilt top

  12. 12
    Kath says:

    What a beautiful quilt! Of course I’d love the measurements, please! So, go to stash now, or wait until B&B is available? Maybe both – spring and fall/winter, hmmm … summery picnic

  13. 13
    Heather Bond says:

    Measurements? Someone else did the math? Yes, please! What a lovely quilt. And I love the picture of Henry. It looks like he’s sticking his tongue out at you!

  14. 14
    Joanna says:

    Love! This one deserves some special quilting.

  15. 15
    Dorothy says:

    Math is done ??? I would love the measurements

  16. 16
    Diane Dodd says:

    Is this a trick question: “anyone want the measurements?”. ahh, duh,…YES

  17. 17
    Nicole says:

    I too would love the measurements! I sort-of-recently won a FQ bundle from the Fat Quarter Shop and I chose a bundle curated by Pat Bravo. I think it would look smashing in this pattern. And it would be a heck of a lot less work than the hexagon project I was considering.

  18. 18
    Pat T. says:

    Yes, please!… Would *love* to see your measurements!
    Wonderful quilt!!
    Thank you!!
    Pat T.

  19. 19
    Laura says:

    Would love to have the measurements! So many possibilities for great quilts.

  20. 20
    Cathy L says:

    Measurements? Of course! It is a pretty quilt.

  21. 21
    Pat S says:

    Pretty quilt. I’m always excited to see a new post from you show up in my Blog feed and this definitely does not disappoint.

  22. 22
    HeatherK says:

    Add my vote for the measurements! I love how think it’s turned out. Would be a great scrap buster, too. Thanks for sharing!

  23. 23
    Dottie's Daughter says:

    I’d like those measurements as well.

  24. 24
    Sarah says:

    Yes, measurements please. Simple, springy, and beautiful. Thanks for sharing.

  25. 25
    Cynthia says:

    I definitely want the measurements, looks fabulous

  26. 26
    Donna says:

    (Hand raised) Yes, please! Would love to make this quilt without figuring out the math.

  27. 27
    Dawna says:

    Ahhhh! April flowers brought by April snow 🙂 With 3 beautiful little ones, I’m sure you have lots of free time (!) so if you have a moment I know I’d love any info you might like to provide for the making of your beautiful quilt.

  28. 28
    Chancy says:

    I want those measurements! Please!

  29. 29
    Jane Hill says:

    Yes please to the measurements. I have a lovely collection of heavier fabrics that I think would be lovely in this design. It is very gorgeous!

  30. 30
    Linda says:

    Unanimous request for measurements. Love the way this goes together.

  31. 31
    margiestitcher says:

    seems we allwant the measurements! I do like a rectangle instead of a square for a change great quilt

  32. 32
    Myrto says:

    Happy quilt! Yes please for the measurements!

  33. 33
    Patti says:

    So sweet! Yes, please, I’d like measurements!

  34. 34
    Jean says:

    Good morning! Henry’s picture is so cute in the sewing room! Yes please; measurements! -Jean

  35. 35
    Cathy K says:

    I’d love the measurements for this quilt!

  36. 36
    Garilyn says:

    Was that question thrown in there to see who read it? ? I, along with everyone else, would love the measurements!

  37. 37
    Janny says:

    Beautiful quilt! Yes please for the measurements.

  38. 38
    Lynnette says:

    Lovely quilt and of course we want to know the measurements. Thanks for sharing.

  39. 39
    Lori says:

    I would also Love the measurements for this quilt!!

  40. 40
    Martha says:

    Beautiful quilt – I would also love the measurements 🙂

  41. 41
    Mary Ann says:

    Yes please! I love quilts like this, so much impact for less work and lots of sewing!

  42. 42
    Sandy says:

    I’d love those measurements. This is beautiful.

  43. 43
    Teje says:

    This looks gorgeus! Flower prints with solids in those colours are most beautiful and really good for this simple pattern! x Teje

  44. 44
    Cindy Pilkington says:

    Yes, yes, yes! We all want the measurements! What a lovely quilt….the rectangles make it easy on the eye! Bravo!!!

  45. 45
    Jacqueline in Canada says:

    Hi there Ashley!
    Yes, yes we NEED the measurements for this totally lovely quilt! You probably don’t need to do a huge tutorial or anything…just maybe show us one block and the measurement…please!
    Thanks so much for sharing this truly lovely quilt!
    Quilty Huggs!

  46. 46
    Pattymae says:

    Yes, of course, I would love to have the measurements! Please share!

  47. 47
    Lori Morton says:

    Oh Yes!!! Please!!! I would LOVE to have the measurements! I looove your Quilt!! 🙂

  48. 48
    Patti Parks says:

    Yes, please! I love all your pretty flower prints & the measurements would be appreciated! I would love to use up fat quarters to make this pretty design!

  49. 49
    Christine says:

    Yes, please….measurements would be awesome! The quilt is so beautiful in its simplicity, but fresh and new looking in rectangles.

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  51. 50
    Sandy says:

    Thank you!! Love this. I appreciate you!!

  52. 51
    Pam says:

    Of course, I would love to have the measurements. You do have one cute little fellow helping you with the hard math for that quilt!

  53. 52
    Jimbo says:

    Alghirt alright alright that’s exactly what I needed!

  54. 53
    Pattymae says:

    Has anyone received the measurements? I have been waiting, but nothing yet.

  55. 55
    Erica says:

    wow. I LOVE those fabrics. Great quilt!

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