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Blogger’s Quilt Festival – Spring 2013 – Flowers in the Sun

Posted on: May 17th, 2013 by Lorna McMahon
 It’s time to celebrate quilts!  This is my first time participating in the Blogger’s Quilt Festival and I would like to thank Amy.  Sew….  “Thank you for hosting, Amy!”  And thank you to all her wonderful sponsors who have made this year’s festival possible!
I sure have enjoyed reading through many of the posts of past entries, from the last three years, and am sew excited to be a part of this year’s festival!
Flowers in the Sun
After seeing Julie Pickles – Mod Pop quilt, I wanted to design something using curved piecing, too.  I had been wanting to make a full size quilt and this is the second project I came up with using curved piecing.

I was drawn to turquoise fabrics and had managed to grow these retro beauties into a nice little humble stack.  A recent acquisition of some pretty black and white prints paired up with them nicely.  The Kona green and a green batik, along with the array of oranges and yellows, seem to compliment those turquoise flowers perfectly.



The pieced backing was created using fabrics left over from making the front and includes one of my labels, which I ordered from Spoonflower.

I used Amanda Jean’s method of Honeycomb quilting as seen on her Crazy Mom Quilts blog.  It took two full days at the kitchen table – and a Doris Day marathon on Turner Classic Movies… But I LOVE how it turned out!

I chose my favorite machine sewn binding method, which I found on Aunt Marti’s 52 quilts blog.  I am addicted to it!  The little pop of color is such a nice touch.

Sew as you can see, I did not make this quilt without any help…. I found my inspiration all over the web.  Thank you all, fellow quilting bloggers!  The online quilting community has given me the inspiration to do what I love – and love what I do.  Thanks to all quilting bloggers for sharing their projects, their ideas, and that love of quilting with others.

Blogger’s Quilt Festival Stats
Finished quilt measures : 80″x 92.5″
Special techniques used : curved piecing
Quilted by : Myself on my Janome home sewing machine
Best Category : Favorite Bed Quilt, Favorite Home Machine Quilted Quilt

7 Responses

  1. CitricSugar says:

    Oh, wow! The thumbnail does not do this one justice – great colours! I love how the orange sashing/background adds texture and sets off the turquoise. Beautiful work.

  2. Renee says:

    These colors are so not my style, but you really made them work together beautifully! And the quilting gives it such a nice texture.

  3. Very pretty quilt. You just left me a comment today and it says your a no-reply blogger are you aware of that?

  4. Thank you sew much, Richard. I have it fixed now, but I wish I knew how it keeps happening.

  5. Glinda ♥ says:

    Wow indeed, Lorna – this is absolutely stunning! The colours, the piecing, the quilting … EVERYTHING 🙂

  6. Robin says:

    The colors in this one are just gorgeous– so bright and happy! The quilting adds a lovely texture as well. Beautiful work!

  7. Patricia says:

    Very good use of color. The curves look great and I love the back!

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