I joined the Wallflowers quilt along at Bloomerie Fabrics, using the Wallflowers pattern from Cluck Cluck Sew. My end product was not the expected throw quilt, but rather a colorful baby quilt! It’s about 42 inches square.
I planned to use a colorful stack of fabrics.
Although I loved the look of them all smashed together-like,
I wasn’t sure if they would look good paired off and separated by a lot of white fabric. But I gave it a try and…
they so didn’t look good together. Well, I didn’t like them anyway. Waaah! So I decided to put these brights together for a baby quilt. And since I wasn’t making it for someone specifically, I gave my free motion foot a try as well! It does not look very pretty up close, but it was so fun! I will definitely be trying that some more in the future.
And used up a colorful backing I had stashed…
I’m going to use the remaining blocks to make the throw size quilt as originally planned.
I’ll have to make five more blocks. Here are the fabrics I’ve chosen:
This time, each block will have one black fabric and one color. I’m going to use Anna Maria Horner prints in most of the blocks, like this one.
I was a little late joining the QAL, a little hesitant to join, since I just recently said I had 12 projects I wanted to finish by the end of the year. Heh. (But hey, I have finished 5 of the 12 already! Maybe three more will make it into 2014.) I enjoyed this quilt along, and seeing others’ progress on Instagram (#wallflowersqal) helped to me to finish up something (although, hmm, I also created another unfinished project…but I can’t wait to finish it. These blocks are fun. And I hope it will be a Christmas present. For the person who bankrolls the fabric. Ahem.).
Hope you’re having a wonderful weekend!