Friday, September 15, 2017

Playful Posies - A New Finish and Pattern!!

I am super excited this morning to share my newest quilt finish as well as my newest Quilt Pattern in the Happy Quilting pattern lineup ;)   It is called Playful Posies and I just love it!!!

The pattern can be found  found in my Craftsy Shop or in my Etsy Shop,  and like all my new Pattern Releases, It is on Special!!!!  This week Playful Posies will be marked down to $5.50!!! After that, it will be marked at the regular pattern price of $8.50 :)

I originally designed this block for Fons and Porter way back here in 2015 and I have been wanting to remake the quilt and turn it into a pattern ever since then.   I just love the fun and whimsy of the quilt, and because they are large flower blocks, they go together pretty fast too :)

This version of Playful Posies is made up using Amanda Herring's Curiosities line for Riley Blake Designs.   It was the perfect fabric to incorporate that wonderful whimsy I was going for with the design.   And I just love the colors, so pretty!!!

And when it came time to quilt it I went all out with some custom quilting!!!  I did echoed petal arches in the "petals" of the flower, and three echoed feathers in the pinwheel center.  Then to fill in the background center I did pebbles and then an allover echoed paisleys and swirls in the quilt background.  And can I just say, this was just so much fun to quilt!!!!  I really loved every minute of it.  

And the resulting texture of all that quilting . . . eeekk!!!!   I can't help but just run my hand over the quilt repetitively.  It just feels so awesome and I might add, it think it looks pretty awesome too.  And I used my favorite 402 Pearl So Fine Thread so it all blends just perfectly as well.  Bonus ;)

And I just had to share a picture of the backing and binding because I just loved the basic gingham and polka dot together.   So classic and I wasn't going to use the hot pink at first, but I am so glad I did because I just love how happy and bright it is !!!

And that is my new Playful Posies quilt!!!!  I am just head over heals with this finish and am so excited to finally be able to share this design in a pattern form.  So let me tell you a bit more about the pattern ;)

Like all my patterns, Playful Posies has size options so you can make the quilt size that fits you ;)  You will find 4 size options, a Baby, Lap, Twin, and a Queen size.  The block varies in size so the piecing isn't to tiny, which helps it go together faster, even if you are making the queen size :)

And this quilt is Fat Quarter friendly, so it is super easy to grab a bundle and get going.   And I included a second option in the pattern for a Two Print Block Layout, so you can choose that if you prefer it to the scrappy layout shown.  Either way, the quilt will look incredible!!!  And my quilt is the queen size, so it is 92" x 92" and still only 16 blocks to make, yippee!!!

 And just like all my patterns, this is a full color pattern that can be printed in either page format or book format.  It is filled with lots of wonderful illustrations to guide you along each step of the way.   You are going to have so much fun putting this together ;)  And of course,  if you have any questions at all, please don't hesitate to email me ;)  

And that is my new Playful Posies quilt and pattern!!!!  Again, the pattern can be found  found in my Craftsy Shop or in my Etsy Shop and will be on special for $5.50 all this week ;)

Thanks for popping in today and I hope you have a very Happy Quilting Weekend!!!

Linking up this Quilt Finish to Amanda's and Sarah's :)
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  1. I love your new quilt pattern, Melissa, and your fabric selection makes it just beautiful!

  2. I love this quilt!!! Flowers, so cute. Perfect fabrics

  3. Great quilt - love all that yummy quilting texture!

  4. What a fun quilt! It would look great in so many different colorways...or totally scrappy.


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