Purple floral, finished

Done at long last.

This quilt started quite some time ago – last May! – with a mystery box of fabric from Free Spirit, through Craftsy. There were a lot of pinks and purples in the box, and then I added in some Kaffee dots and ombrés, some navy for sashing, and suddenly I had a tremendously girly quilt top.  And two sons who like nerf guns, not flowers.  Oh well, I will find someone to give or sell it to.

My helpers held it over the deck rail for me, but it was a bit shady.  The upper pic in the evening light is a more accurate color.

I like the angled corners.

I top stitched all the sashing edges in navy thread on the front, purple on the back, and then did free motion loops in all the large squares, changing the top thread to match the squares’ fabrics.


One helper is peeking out there.  Note the enthusiasm at helping Mom with yet another sewing photo.

Now it just needs its bath to bring out the crinkles.  I love the look and feel of quilts fresh from the dryer.

More about the making of this quilt here, here, and here.

Top done

In between eating birthday/mother’s day cake, I finished my Spring Fling quilt top.  This afternoon I’ll go pick out a backing fabric, and then it will sit in the closet until the quilting bug hits.

Spring fling quilt top finished image

My sister was my usual quilt holding helper.  I’m going to miss her next year when she isn’t living in the basement.

Such a thing as too much pink

I am generally not a pink or purple fabric person, so this quilt top is feeling a little overwhelmingly sweet to me at the moment.  I think getting the rest of the navy sashing in there will help.  And the back is definitely going to be green or blue, not pink!

Spring Fling quilt in progress image image image image image

The sashed four patch blocks are done.  Now I need the sashing between the blocks and the setting triangles.  Then I can stare at the wall and make sure none of the same fabrics are touching and the darks and lights are spread evenly through the top.

Spring flowers

My spring splurge arrived in the mail today from Craftsy – it included a big box of mystery fat quarters.

Craftsy mystery fat quarters box

I puled led out an assortment, plus one fat quarter from the Kaffe Fassett order that came along too.

Fat quarters for spring fling quilt

I was inspired by this quilt on Pinterest and immediately began cutting.  Here are the 10 1/2 inch squares on point and waiting for their smaller companion squares.  I also need to pick a sashing color.

Spring fling quilt squares