11 January 2014

flower garden

layout of blocks on the design wall

I have a finished top to share: my flower garden is 57" * 72". With the dark and rainy days of christmas this year, if felt good to bring out some colors and put together these easy 12" blocks.  Some Kaffe Fassett charms and jelly roll strips from stash made for easy and rewarding sewing. Playing around with the layout and try to balance the colors is one of my favorite parts of the process.  I ended up replacing a few of the outer strips trying to calm down the effect of lots of prints.

sewing the rows together with kona snow sashing

and a close up of the finished top

So happy to have started using my new camera. The hardest part was waiting for some proper light to take the pictures as the days keep being very grey...

Wish you all a good weekend and hope you'll be able to add some colors to it!

; )




12 comments:

Lynne said...

Love it, so bright and happy!

Barb said...

Pretty colours! That's a very nice quilt.

Lisa said...

Nydelig og inspirerende! Jeg har flere poser med stoffrester, så kanskje en dag .. :)

Nifty Quilts said...

It's so nice to see color and light this time of year! Your masterful combinations always delight me. The use of white with the dense colors is brilliant. Fun quilt!

Lilla dør said...

Kjempe fint og inspirerende. Du er kjempe flink med farger.

Fran said...

Such a striking quilt!

audrey said...

You can'T go wrong with that pattern! So lovely in your bright, happy colors!

Mary said...

Wow! lOVELY! I have had this design in the back of my head to try at some point. It looks great Marit and what a wonderful way to add some bright color to your day!

Karen H said...

This is such a simple quilt but very effective and oh so happy! Love it! I agree that the use of white is brilliant!

Christine S said...

Love it! I have some charms and a jelly roll I have been flip flopping about what to do with them. Thanks for the inspiration :)

Sharon said...

I LOVE your flower garden! What wonderful colors for a dark winter. They must cheer you up every time you look at it! This pattern has been calling to me too. I like how you set the blocks in vertical rows. Your own "take" on this - cool!

We are having very dark and gloomy weather too. Bright colors on the design wall are a great antidote!

KateKwiltz said...

Pretty! Just the thing to brighten up a gloomy winter day!