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 (affiliate link) by 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, 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! (affiliate link)

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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