Thursday, 5 January 2012

Pretty Petals Quilt


Well I managed to get this quilt finished this week. Thank you so much for your comments on the nuisance pale pink block - as luck would have it I cleaned out my fabric cupboard (it was a mega mess) and found another piece of Free Spirit Flea Market Fancy in Pink Posies which was perfect to replace the pale pink stripe!

Now the quilt is finished - minus the binding - which is my new deliberation for the week. 

A scrap binding of all the fabrics I used - or a single fabric? I'm tending towards a single fabric in either a pink or green candy stripe. 

I backed the quilt in Sorbet from Stonehill Collection by Donna Wilder, which I think is so lovely and pretty and machine quilted it in simple straight lines across each petal.

So my first quilt for the year is almost done. What a great way to start the year! I hope you are all feeling as inspired and refreshed for another year of sewing. 

Caity x


  1. I love this quilt! It is so beautiful, and the colors are just amazing. I checked out your petal pillow case tutorial--it looks great! Did you do the same method for this quilt? If you did piece it, do you have a pattern or tutorial that you could share? I've been looking for an orange peel block pattern for the last several weeks! :)

  2. Hi Thanks so much for your lovely comments. Yes I used the same method as this quilt is for a friends but for the floor so i just wanted something that wasn't too precious.
    I machine appliqu├ęd is with straight stitch using 'heat and bond' to secure the fabric to the backing and then I sewed just inside the petal.

    If you'd like any more information I'm more than happy to put something together for you.