Evening in the Garden Quilts

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Friday Finish: Spring Violets



Wow, the places quilts take you!  This one was born on a Stash Report Sunday when I noticed that I had a lots of odd green fabric and quite a few purples.  Would they look good together?  Could I get in some curved piecing for my 2014 goals?  A little quick stash reduction?


I’m thrilled with the way it turned out, but it was by no means quick.  I used the Wind Flower pattern.  This is a variation on Drunkard’s Path, and, while not hard, I wouldn’t suggest it if you are new to curved piecing.  The Drunkard’s Path can be made with large blocks, and the thick “legs” of the background allow for some fudge room.



wpid-33.jpgEach of these curved patches was only 3 1/2″ square, and the curve must extend exactly to the seam allowance, so it is precise sewing.  I encourage you to try one- a large block would make a nice table-topper, wouldn’t it?


I only needed twenty of these 12″ blocks.  I found some great batiks in my stash for sashing and borders.


No idea why I bought the greenish fabric with all the purple rings that look like coffee stains, but it made perfect borders, and inspired me to quilt it with rings.  The corner blocks and corner stones came from all the little scraps from cutting those curves.


The finished quilt is 66″ x 84″.  It seemed to need a lot of quilting, but the fabrics are so beautiful that I didn’t get tired of working on it.  Well, my shoulders did!  I really like the result.  I’m keeping this one, for myself or a special gift.


I’m linking up with Finish it up Friday and Whoop Whoop Friday.

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.

7 thoughts on “Friday Finish: Spring Violets

  1. What a cool pattern! I love purple and green together, you have done a great job!

  2. Valerie, that is so pretty! It reminds me of periwinkle blossoms too. Whoop Whoop for you!

  3. I love the purple/ green combos! The quilting is fabulous, I especially like the flower centers. What a beautiful quilt, well done 🙂

  4. This is really beautiful. I hope you keep it for awhile.

  5. Spring Violets is the perfect name for your pretty quilt – I think it’s gorgeous.

  6. Your quilt is very pretty. On another site I read the suggestion to make the block larger when you have such a narrow leg, then trimming it down to size. That would require more fabric but would be easier.

  7. Pingback: WIP Wednesday: Poinsettias | Evening in the Garden Quilts

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