Howdy! I really enjoyed sewing with all the people in the blogging world as part of the Friday Night Sew In. You can go to this link to see what other people were up to http://sugarlanequilts.blogspot.co.uk/2014/06/fnsi.html I made a 15 minute dinner and abandoned my hubby to a movie to keep working on my new project.
Well as you know it is summer and since I am a teacher, I spend most of my summer quilting and reading. I was tempted to join the Moda Bake Shop's row along, but since I still have not finished my Lori Holt row along quilt I made last summer I restrained myself. Then Little Miss Shabby's posies block tutorial appeared with a draft of this version shown above as part of the row along and I thought well I can make that as a baby quilt from my scraps! Here is a link to Little Miss Shabby's blog for the posy pattern http://www.littlemissshabby.com/ and her ideas for a mini version. This size was small enough for me!
So I dug through my scrap bins for the flowers and leaves fabrics (I have so many greens, I did not repeat any of them!). I chose to use pink, blue, purple, yellow, and orange for the flowers and I avoided my extra bright fabrics. I made 5 flowers in each color and plan on using the extra flower as part of the quilt's label.
Most of my Friday Night Sew In was spent making the leaves...I wrongly cut the leaves too big, so I spent time trimming them down and then assembling them. I put the pieced the flower tops and stems/leaves together this morning and added sashing.
I could not find a satisfactory border fabric in my stash; although I admit I did not look very hard! I ran down to my LQS and picked up this pink with darker pink flowers and green stems. This will be a baby gift, so the girlie pink will be good and does not distract from the pieced posies. I will probably bind it with a green. I also picked up a different pink from the sale bin for a backing 40% off.
I need to finish up my label and pin this to start quilting it tonight and bind it tomorrow for Slow Sunday Stitching. Check back tomorrow because it is my one year blog anniversary and I am planning a giveaway to celebrate all the inspiration I find by blogging about quilting!