Clearly I am an impatient quilter. I have shown that trait on many a project! So of course I can't wait until my normal Finished Friday post to show you my latest finish - last night's binding effort nearly tipped me over the edge with excitement!
Those who have been following along with me would know that I have been partaking in my first ever quilt along these last few weeks - the Bloom Bloom Pow, by Freshly Pieced. It has been one of the most interesting processes for me in terms of quilting. Seeing how a quilting design can come together, and wondering how on earth Lee comes up with said designs! She's such a smart cookie. It is the second of Lee's patterns I have used, the first was her Kissing Fish pattern - which almost sent me crazy! But the finished result was amazing! It didn't take much to convince me to join in the QAL - and I will be forever grateful I did, with the finished quilt - in my humble opinion - absolutely stunning. My favourite finish yet!
So without further ado, here she is, my Butterfly Bloom Bloom Pow!
|The beautiful front view.|
|I straight line quilted as per Lee's suggestion, and LOVED how it made the blooms shine.|
|I loved the butterflies so much there are about eight all together!|
|I love how every angle shows a different view!|
|The triangular scraps were rather tricky to use! Lots of pins and gritted teeth used in the process......|
|And then when the quilting process began, I started freaking out about how it would affect this section of the back. But I was pleasantly surprised how it all turned out!|
|Just swaying in the wind with the sun behind it!|
|And more photos in the afternoon sun. I want to eat it!|
Quilt Statistics: Pattern is Bloom Bloom Pow by Freshly Pieced. It's a quilt along, and will be there for prosperity! I used Cocoon by Valori Wells for the main sections of the blooms and majority of the back. I then chose a whole range of fat quarters for the backgrounds of the blooms, and one token half yard of Pearl Bracelets that I had in my stash, as a little homage to Lee's fabric choices. Lots of white homespun thrown in too! THREAD: I chose Aurifil 50wt #2000, which is a divine gold thread, and goes beautifully with the gold hues throughout the Cocoon range. Final measurements are 73" x 61".