Saturday, September 12, 2015

scattered petals {a WiP}

I wasn't going to make another free form quilt...
 but the temperatures are getting warmer, the trees are blossoming
and sometimes it's just nice to whip up something fun & pretty in pastels
- like this 'scattered petals' quilt



trial free form block




using up the last of those lovely silky fabrics






Quilt Stats:
 Inspired by the colour scheme in one Sujata's latest quilts 
and based on the 'windmills' pattern from her book, Cultural Fusion Quilts
Made from a scrappy selection of stash fabrics 
including Amy Butler, assorted solids, along with a little bit of Kaffe. 
edit: I quite like the idea of those petals continuing to cascade over the edge
- so I think I may just add a border

Linda from kokaquilts



8 comments:

  1. wonderful fabrics and colors. Can't wait to see the top/quilt

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  2. My reaction, too ... pretty colors & beautiful fabrics ... soft like "scattered petals"

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  3. Thank you all for the lovely comments above! This ‘free form’ idea doesn’t come easy or instinctively to me, but once you start it’s a lot of fun! Linda

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  4. A softly glowing quilt. How pretty.

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    1. Thank you Ann, I’m having a little play with it now, unpicking & moving just a couple of ‘petals’ to try & help it blend smoothly! Linda

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  5. Linda. I like the name so much! Really pretty take of this pattern with floral patterns. I also like the idea of petals spilling out on the borders.

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    1. Thank you Sujata! It’s a lot of fun! The actual block tends to get lost a little right in the middle, where there’s a bit of a wild flurry of petals - but I quite like that, just like nature! Linda

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