A few months ago I purchased 4 Charm packs of this Butterfly Fling fabric to make this quilt for a future granddaughter. I fell in love with all the fabrics in the pack. There are 36 flowers all made from different fabrics. A couple of the fabrics in the pack were used for the center of the flowers and the background. It is just such a happy quilt. It started out as a baby quilt but just kept growing and growing. Now it will fit a regular bed. I must really like this pattern because this is the 3rd quilt I have made from it. It is just so easy. You sew connecting corners onto 3 sides of a 5 inch square, put 4 of them together, and it makes this cute little flower block. Of course, I did have a couple of mistakes where I sewed the corners onto the wrong side and ended up with a funky looking flower. Those didn't make it into the quilt. The quilting on this quilt was done by Laura Erickson in Orem. She did an amazing job with lots of quilted flowers.
It is official.....my daughter, Nicky, has said I can now tell people they are going to have a baby. Of course, we don't know what it is yet but I'm prepared with pink and blue. I was really hoping for twins...a boy and a girl...but Nicky is happy to report that it is just one baby. I am so excited to hold a warm, soft, cuddly baby again but I will have to wait until June.
Yesterday I decided my 3 hour wonder girl quilt was too bland so I machine appliqued 3 large purple flowers to it. Today I will try my hand at machine quilting again and hopefully in a couple of days be able to post it here all finished and ready for a cuddly baby.
Keep on quilting! Lynda
1 week ago