Friday, July 24, 2015

Petunias?


A Flimsy. Not a finished quilt. 
72 x 90


I used a free Anna Maria Horner pattern that she calls Spinning Stars. 
I've been calling it Petunias because...

...for some reason it reminds me of some Petunias I had on the deck last year. 



Most of the fabrics I used are left overs and scraps from...

...a Pickle Dish quilt I finished earlier in the year. 



I like how when the blocks are joined a secondary pattern of a star forms. 


I was going to machine quilt this but I think it will be difficult on my dinky little plain Jane DSM so I will probably hand quilt in the fall when it is cooler since I don't have air conditioning.  I want to emphasize those secondary stars and the octagons for sure. 


I was going to give this as a Christmas gift to one of my granddaughters but maybe next year. 

I still have some fabrics left over after both of these quilts. .  Maybe I'll make a simple 16 patch with them. 

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20 comments:

suemac said...

So bright and colorful.

Laurie Matthews said...

Both of these quilts are just gorgeous. I really love the bright shades of pink and orange. I used to think I was a "blues" girl but this reminds me how much I love the warmer colors. Well done.

Alison said...

Lovely quilts!

Julierose said...

Gorgeous quilts--I really like the colors...hugs, Julierose

desertskyquilts said...

Petunias seems right to me! I really like the happiness of it.

gayle said...

Happy scrappy joy!
Love both those quilts, and you know I'm not really a fan of pink. (Though I did pick up a couple of pink fat quarters yesterday... I think it's because of your pickle dish.)
I could look at your quilts all day. 8)

Lynnwa said...

Love these quilts, love the colors and the patterns, well I love all of both of them!

knettycraft said...

Your quilts are both looking fabulous! Love the lively colourfulness. Great.

Julianne said...

GORGEOUS GORGEOUS GORGEOUS! I WANT I WANT!!

Lilpuddin said...

Wow! Your quilt is gorgeous! Your granddaughter is lucky to be getting such a special gift :-)

Linda @ kokaquilts said...

Two lovely quilts... so much colour! Your quilts are a joy to look at!

Cynthia Brunz Designs said...

A pickle Dish has been on my bucket list for a long time and now that I have seen your spinning stars flimsey, I might have to make one of those too. Yours is beautiful! Thanks for sharing with Oh Scrap!

LIttle Penguin Quilts said...

Love your Petunias quilt! That is the perfect name for it!

Ann said...

I like both of these every time you show them. Pickle Dish is somewhere on my list; need to move it up.

Kaja said...

I liked these colours in your pickle dish, like them here too. Petunias is a good name :-)

A Nudge said...

Love these quilts, Cathy - they are so bright and colorful! Lot of work there - you are so productive. Thanks for linking to WIPs Be Gone.

Dawn said...

I just made this pattern using light/dark with Denyse Schmidt chicopee fabric. I love it! Your quilt is beautiful! I like that you used the same fabric for the "circles". Nice work!

CapitolaQuilter said...

gorgeous rich colors in both your projects - congrats on making such beautiful quilts.

Linda said...

I love the pattern and colors and especially the comparison to those pretty petunias. :) I am so impressed you are going to hand quilt it. Please share with us when you finish.

Helen in the UK said...

Oh, love that Pickle Dish quilt, fantastic choice of colour/fabrics :)