Thursday, August 27, 2015

Jeweled Flower Garden Baby Quilt

Last week, I taught fellow guild members a Jeweled Flower Garden quilt, using the HexnMore ruler from Jaybird Quilts. I turned my demo into a sweet baby quilt!


I was in a straight line quilting mood the day I quilted this, and I think it works perfectly.


Instead of the traditional 1/4" outline from the edge, I bumped it up to 1/2", plus stitch-in-the-ditch at all the seams. Wanting some yellow in the center (see a previous post about that issue here), I ultimately decided to let the quilting do that for me. With a bit of yellow thread, I made daisy shapes in the centers, decreasing the size for three layers of petals.


This gives the centers the little touch of yellow that I was looking for without overwhelming the quilt.

At the edges, there's simple parallel lines, with leaves in the hexagons. I do wish I had put veins in those leaves for a bit more definition, but I don't think the baby will notice!


This is the second time I've made this pattern, the table runner being the first.


There may be a third sometime, as I have more jewels cut that I didn't use, and would love to go through the stash to find some coordinating colors with the purple. Then it would be a wildflower quilt! Of course, this idea is probably far down on my to-do list. But one can keep dreaming, right?

Have these two inspired you to make your flower garden? Definitely an easy quilt to put together with the HexnMore ruler! 

Happy Quilting!

5 comments:

  1. Beautiful quilt! I think the straight line quilting is perfect and those yellow centers give a great pop of colour without being overwhelming.

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  2. Love the colors and the yellow daisies are just right.

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  3. I love this quilt! I have been planning on making one just like it with her Lotus pattern. It is pretty far down on my list right now, but I will have to remember your yellow centers.

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  4. That is so cute and I love the yellow quilted center. Very pretty!

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  5. Thank you for the inspiration. I bought the hexnmore ruler (on sale) with no plan for how I would use it. Now I know.

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