I wanted to (re) share this quilt I made a little earlier in the year because of Amy's Blogger's Quilt Festival :). She hosts 2 awesome online Quilt Festivals - one in autumn and another one in spring - for bloggers such as myself to share our quilts. This year I decided to share my Framed Blossoms quilt. It's one of the few applique quilts I have made and I am super happy on how it turned out.
The front of the quilt features 6 frames of raw-edged applique flowers. Each of flower petals are individual appliqued onto the quilt and quilted around the edges. Bordered around the blossoms are coordinating solids and prints to show off the blooms.
Please excuse the outdoors shots - I need to find a less spotty (shade, sun, shade, sun) in my yard for these pics.
A close-up of the blossoms:
The borders are quilted with a straight edge quilting technique and the blossom itself is quilted around the edges and interior. In the blossom and frame area I quilted a meandering leave design with a matching thread.
The quilting created a very nice design against the simple background:
I just love the way the quilt puckers a little when washed. The design from the quilting really makes the washed quilt pop.
Since we're on the topic of the back of the quilt - I kept it nice and simple. It has the same brown as the front and features 2 of the fabrics from the front as well:
I absolutely love the way the back goes so well with the front.
One of my favorite elements is the leaf quilting pattern throughout the back of the blossoms and along the borders:
Sitting pretty :)
So that is my newest addition to my personal quilt closet...the one that is getting a little crowded. My husband is beginning to wonder what I'm going to do with all these quilts ;). This one I am hanging onto - a girl can never have enough quilts right :)?
I am sharing Framed Blossoms at these wonderful linking parties.
Framed Blossoms (Red Daisies)
Front: 100% Cotton Prints and Solids.
Batting: Warm & Natural 100% cotton
Backing: 100% Cotton Solid & Prints
Completed Dimension: ~76" x 52"
Quilting Method: Straight line & Free-style leaf design
Binding: 100% cotton solid - Machine sewn
I am sharing this at Amy's Bloggers' Quilt Festival: