Evening in the Garden Quilts

Adventures in Fabric Art




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Yuri is delighted with this latest finish, and so am I.  You can have your tiny calico prints.  These are my florals!

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This quilt is 54″ x 72″, 48 nine-inch blocks, so of course it pieced up in no time.  It’s related to this quilt from last year.  That has solid gray for relief, this does not.  Some people find it to be too much pattern.  I wouldn’t dress like this or anything, but it’s making my happy.  It was not windy for these photos; Yuri is behind the quilt, pushing out the bottom.


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Technically it holds together.  Mostly florals, good variety of scale.  Similar colors, but not completely matchy.  I love how the orange trucks and barns pop on the Madrona Road fabric.  Good value change.


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Without the cat, the quilting shows up well in this late evening light.  I added a second layer of batting under the light, feather quilted areas (Warm and White).  The feathers are done in a peach Living Colors, and the straight lines are old rose Bottom Line, both Superior.  The quilting took much longer than the piecing.


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I like this photo because it shows how much greener everything is than my last finish.  Finally!


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Lastly, I did take this photo of one of my Oriole friends.  They are a lot of fun to watch, but hard to catch with the camera.

Hope you are enjoying spring and having some finishes.  I’m linking up to Finish It Up Friday and Whoop Whoop Friday.

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Author: Valerie

I'm Valerie, also known as Scooquilt. I am passionate about fabric and quilting. My quilts are colorful and modern, but grounded in traditional blocks. My degrees are in Fine Arts and Education. I'm retired from teaching and trying to quilt daily. Reading, gardening, and cats are also important to me.

8 thoughts on “Floral!

  1. Fabulous quilt, Valerie! It does make me happy, too! Yuri just HAD to claim it, haha 🙂 I love the cheery colors in the fabrics, and the way the pattern comes together like it was pieced with triangles on point. Well done!

  2. I love that it’s not nicely matched!! I really love this quilt!! ANd I had to giggle as my dog is the same way when I’m trying to take quilt pictures! It’s like they think we are setting a scene to take pictures of THEM!! LOL!!

  3. Great work! And that Oriole is gorgeous too.

  4. the cat captures the joy of a spring day
    Leeanna Paylor
    not afraid of color! lapaylor.blogspot.com

  5. Great job! I agree that the florals work well together. I always think that the reason we make quilts id because we love the fabrics and wouldn’t be caught dead wearing them.

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  7. Your florals are my florals! I love this!

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