Wednesday, March 30, 2016

Petals in the Wind Quilt

 I am ready for spring, and this quilt shows it! The quilt consists of 12 blocks, all with a finished size of 16". I used only 6 different fabrics in this quilt not counting the white sashing; 4 floral prints, 2 solids. The fabrics are spaced around the quilt so that it looks random, yet there is still a balance of color. For the borders, I decided to try something different. Usually when I add a border to a quilt, I use a piece at least 4" wide and keep the same border all the way around the quilt top. I pieced together some of the florals for a top and bottom border and used thin strips of solid blue for side borders.

 I'm glad I tried this border method! There are many quilts that have borders similar to this but I had never designed and made one of them. I feel like it has opened my mind to new design opportunities. The pieced top and bottom is great for using up scraps! This might be a good way to finish my Scrap Quilt?

For the quilting, I stitched scallops around all the blocks, then quilted leaves and loops inside the blocks. The borders just have simple straight lines of scallop and serpentine stitches. I backed it with a white backing that has a white floral overlay. The binding is a solid white fabric. I used a bright teal blue thread to finish the binding.

You can view the Etsy listing here, or the PDF pattern here. Thank you so much for stopping by my blog!


  1. What a lovely quilt! And a great scrap buster, too! Thanks for linking up for the I May Have a Scrap Problem show-and-tell!

    1. Thank you, Sarah! I enjoy reading your blog!


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