Monday, 20 January 2014

Flo's Garden Quilt

This weekend I have finished another quilt for Makower - this time made from their new line, Flo's Garden.


Once again I drew up an idea in Touchdraw, an iPad app.  


Jane Davidson (Quiltjane) converted my drawings into EQ versions with the fabric jpegs dropped in. 


One for each colour way.  


And then I got to work on making the quilt.  The trick on a quilt like this which is made up of a grid of sashing is to make sure that all the sashing sections are aligned.  Without that, the quilt design is not so effective.  To do this, I mark and pin every single junction.  It's a slow process but it's worth it I think.  


Once again I quilted this with a diagonal cross hatch of lines 2" apart using a cream Aurifil 50wt.  I know I do this for most of my quilts but I like how it gives a flat even texture to the quilt.  Since this quilt will be used by Makower to showcase this line, I am not concerned about making the quilt pouffy and cuddly.  If I was making a quilt to be cuddled, I would probably space the lines further apart for a softer texture.  






23 comments:

  1. This is such a pretty quilt. All ready for Spring! I really need to have a go at Touchdraw.

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  2. Very pretty design and beautiful fabrics. I love the quilting too.

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  3. Love the look and the pattern.

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  4. Your quilt looks awesome!! I'd love to learn how to create a quilt like you did!!

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  5. That's a great quilt - perfect for little girls!

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  6. That would be a great quilt to make with a charm pack! :) happy Monday morning!

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  7. I've been loving this quilt on Instagram and it's great to see it in bigger pictures here. I love this design, it's fabulous, but I can see how you'd have to have great accuracy to make it work.

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  8. I love this quilt and think the triple layer of sashing is a really clever idea (and you're right about how important it is for all the sections to be aligned)! I'm glad you mentioned the size of the quilted grid: I'm quilting a grid on one of my quilts and can't decide what size to go for. I was going to go for 1.5" but now I'm going to quilt at 3" and see what I think - thank you, you've probably saved me days of unnecessary quilting/walrus wrestling (http://canadianabroad-susan.blogspot.co.uk/2011/07/ive-been-wrestling-walrus.html)!!

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  9. Very, very beautiful! Great fabrics and the pattern is so much fun!

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  10. Wow - Aunt Flo's garden never looked this good on Bod!

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  11. Love this design and the quilting. It's very effective! Thanks for the reminder about Touchdraw...I must get that app!

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  12. Fanatstic design to show off the fabric :)

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  13. Wow, the fabrics are wonderful! Great design for the quilt, has a wonderful elegance

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  14. Just lovely! And I need me some of that apple print! : P

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  15. Great quilts and I love the fabrics xx

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  16. What great patterns to show off the fabrics!

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  17. Are you and Makower releasing a pattern for this? It's wonderful!

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  18. Dang girl, you are creaking out these quilts faster than I can blink.

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  19. Which Touch Draw app do you have? I've looked and can't figure which one you may have used. Seems like it would be a great way to sketch out quilt design ideas, for those of us on Macs, who can't use EQ.

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