Monday, July 1, 2019

Flower Joy

Woohoo! Flower Joy is a finish!

Flower Joy from Accent on Angles book

Made following the Autumn Joys pattern in the Accent on Angles book (affiliate link), mine has an extra block of width, and an extra 2 blocks in length. That makes a finish at 58" x 72", for a nice lap size.

And look - this one has a border, made with a combo of red, black, and a beautiful leaf fabric. I'm normally not a border person, but this design looks great with one.

Flower Joy border and closeup

Given that the fabrics are Asian themed, I chose a pantograph called Asian Maple, modifying the swirl slightly, and stitching it in Glide Sand.

Asian Maple pantograph on Flower Joy

Here's a view of both the pantograph stitching and the floral backing fabric that works so well with the front.

Flower Joy quilt backing and quilting

I barely had enough of that floral print, and pieced together the remaining strips and scraps from the front to make a coordinating band on the back.

quilt backing with extra coordinating band

Besides a small amount of yardage of three prints, these are all the scraps I have left from making the blocks. The majority of this goes to the recycle bin - I'm not attempting to use any more of it.

remaining scraps leftover from front and back strip

Here's another closeup of the band on the back.

coordinating scrap band on backside of quilt

I'm not sure which I like better - the front or the back!

Next up is a quilt made with the Use It Up pattern, also with Asian fabrics, but in blue. I'll be starting soon, after a few other quilty interruptions along the way.

blue Asian fabrics for the Use It Up pattern

Thanks for visiting today, and have a great day quilting!

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  1. What a lovely quilt. I imagine you needed a design wall to keep everything organized. You'll be entering this one in next year's county fair, right?

  2. Oh my, what a lovely quilt. Don't you just sigh with satisfaction each time you look at it? But those little bits -- what a fun improv quilt they could be!!

  3. I love this quilt, those black lines add a lot of interest!

  4. Hi Susan! What a beautiful finish. The fabrics are just showcased so nicely, and I really LOVE that pieced back. I'm not usually a fan, but what a great way to carry the lovely piecing from the front to enhance the backing as well. This is a enjoy on either side quilt! ~smile~ Roseanne

  5. Beautiful job, Susan! I love the panto you choose, the thread color is perfect, and that pieced band on the backing is just the icing on the cake!

  6. What a beautiful quilt Susan - excellent job!


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