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Wednesday, March 25, 2020

Pocket Full of Posies and NTT

Happy NTT, friends!  I hope you're all getting plenty of creative time and not going stir crazy while staying safe.  I am happy to report that I have a newly finished quilt to share with you.  This one is called Pocket Full of Posies, and the pattern is on the way!

I really love the way this one turned out.  Almost all of these fabrics are from the Wild Bloom collection by Bari J.  I bought a half-yard bundle of ten prints at Quilt Market a couple of years ago, and it took me this long to find the perfect project for them.  I just needed to add three prints from my stash to round them out.  I added the yellow, dark teal, and dark gray prints since the pink and orange prints were the only solid-ish fabrics in the bundle.  The background is a crisp Kona White, and I love the way the colors just pop against it.  It feels very springy to me.

One of my favorite parts about this design is that it gives a floral look without obvious flower blocks, and the secondary square medallion pattern adds an extra layer of interest.  I think the secondary pattern gives it a little bit of a formal garden feel.  This one is versatile for lots of different fabric collections and color ways.

I felt like this quilt needed a floral quilting design, and I tried something new.  I've done flowers before, but I've always quilted them with spiral centers, which gives them a bit of a different shape.  On this quilt, I quilted a daisy shape with a closed circle center and then echoed around the petals.  The daisies are very relaxed and almost have a doodle quality to them, which I really like.  You can see the motif really well on the back of the quilt.  It took a bit longer for me to finish the quilting since this was a new design for me, but it is worth it!

Since I only used a fat quarter from each half-yard cut on the front, I had another fat quarter of each print for the backing, not to mention that going fabric shopping is a bit of a no-no right now.

I pulled the teal print from my stash to finish off the back, and luckily, I had just enough of the yellow print leftover for the binding.  Stash shopping has never been more en vogue, ha!  The Pocket Full of Posies pattern is already in the works, so be on the lookout for it very soon.

Last week's party was full of great eye-candy, like this scrappy goodness from Rebecca Grace at Cheeky Cognoscenti-

Jan at The Colorful Fabriholic linked up this pretty quilt-

Alison at Little Bunny Quilts shared this sweet quilt-

And finally, I just can't help sharing this soothing mini quilt by Jayne at Twiggy and Opal.  Her trapunto quilting is just amazing!

Gorgeous, ladies!  Before we get to the party this week, I owe you a couple of winners from last week's sponsor post.

First up, the winner of the PDF pattern from my Etsy shop is comment number 3, GranChris.  And the winner of the charm pack and zip pouch from Fort Worth Fabric Studio is comment number 14, Nancy A.  I'll be contacting you very soon so you can get your prizes.  Congrats, y'all!


PS- if you missed it, I have a sale happening in my Etsy shop right now, just in case you're looking for a fun new project to get you over the Covid-19 blues.  Check it out HERE.

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  1. What a wonderfully designed quilt! I really like the different designs it creates! Well done!

  2. Pretty, pretty! I can't help but take a double and triple take when I look at it! I'm so glad you finished it and that quilting...looks so good. It's pretty perfect for this quilt!

    Thanks for sharing 'Inspire'!!

  3. Your new quilt is so pretty! Love that you were able to use your stash entirely for this quilt. I'm about to start a stash quilt myself!!

  4. I love your new quilt - can't wait for the pattern as I think I'll add it to my Pattern Stash!!!

  5. You certainly design like crazy! I do like a pieced backing, and find that now that I’m self-isolating, pieced backs are the way it has to be! I really struggle with coming up with original designs which is pretty much all I do these days. Your quilting pattern is very pretty. Since many modern designs aren't conducive to flowers and flow-y shapes, I find I'm returning more often to straight line quilting, which I prefer to do with a ruler. It's funny how quilting has trends too. Keep having fun! And stay safe.

  6. Beautiful finish and wonderful design. Stay safe and healthy Kelly.

  7. I love your Pocket Full of Posies, and pretty quilting too!

  8. Love the new quilt Kelly. Have a wonderful day!

  9. Love your new quilt, such happiness in the design! Stay safe and stays strong

  10. Pocket full of posies is so cute!


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