Sunday, February 7, 2010

Flowers for Spring--I wish

We had a HUGE storm here but I have plenty of fabric to keep me busy for a long time. That is a good reason for a nice sized stash.

I had bought some 1/2 yard cuts of fabric by April Cornell for Moda a year or so ago. It was really cheap and I bought 6 one half yard cuts. I decided to try the Wicked Easy Quilt again. It calls for 12 fat quarters but this would work just fine.

Here is the website for this wonderful pattern and it is free.

I love this quilt and so will you if you like flowers. It took me about 6 hours total including cutting. You can layer cut the fat quarters and even the sub sections. It does result in a pieced border which is not my favorite. I stitched a line of stay stitching around the edge to help stabilize it for quilting. I could also add a small border if I wanted to.

This will be a Hospice quilt. It will be easy to quilt as nothing will really show. Maybe I will try my Hooked on Feathers.

I think developing a few different patterns for charity quilts that are easy, fun and can be made fairly quickly is a good idea.

1 comment:

Jan said...

I love it Eileen! My goodness, if I'm counting correctly, you went and got 2 quilt tops done during that nasty storm you all had! I am a slug in comparison, but you continue to inspire me my dear :)