Now that was a fast and fun finish!!!! Remember me posting last week about the Blooming Flower Girls Sew-Along . . . Well, here is my Blooming Flower Girl Baby Quilt!!!
And I have to say, this was just the perfect project for this week. It has been a real up and down week and this has been a grounding project through it all. I am just so grateful to Susan Ache, Moda, and Camille Roskelley for coming up with this!!!! It was so easy to make, and I just loved pairing all of the prints and colors.
And I think shrinking the block down turned out so adorable!!! I just think everything small is just so cute :) As you might recall, I decided to make a baby quilt instead of the larger block in the original Flower Girl Pattern by Thimble Blossoms. And I know a lot of you are asking for the "quilty math", so without giving away the pattern, I used a 3" square and decided to keep the same size small square as I wanted to have a more "pointy" stem (but you could always shrink that if you choose). Oh, and the center is 5 1/2".
I used a Shine On Layer Cake and cut 16 pieces for the Petals, 16 pieces for the Centers, and 8 pieces for the stems. It worked out just perfect and I just love it!!! I think a big key when pairing up the fabrics was to use the bigger scale prints in the centers and the smaller scale prints in the petals. And then of course, pairing with lots of contrast .
When it came time to quilt it, I decided on all over swirls, curls, and echoed paisleys. I did them in a relatively small scale and I just love all of the wonderful texture it adds to the quilt!!! It really just a a floral sweeping feel to it ;)
And that is my Blooming Flower Girl Baby Quilt!!! You can find more details about this fun little sew-along here. And trust me, you can whip one of these up in no time. It really is the perfect project for December!!!