Which leads me to this recently finished quilt, named Summer Potpourri. All the blooms of summer captured in a quilt in the early morning sunlight. Capturing memories in fabric.....it is part of what I do.
This is the block I used......a quarter log cabin---ala Faux Braid layout.
I love this versatile block. It works up great in scraps, batiks, or my florals.
On the design wall, I experimented with the layout. The final arrangement was the old favorite, barn raising. I just off set the final layout and added an extension into the border.
I used a 1" purple strip to frame the blocks before adding a 6" border. As I joined the strips for the border, I inserted a few random squares.....some of those flower petals that fell out of the gathering basket. Actually, it is my way of camouflaging/ disguising the joining seam.
The quilting shows better on the back, which is a simple white muslin. A lot of open swirls throughout the center blocks, and leaves and vines along the border.
Summer Potpourri is 58" by 72".....bound and labeled. Binding is a mix of floral prints.
Another finish for the Year of Florals.....and not a dent in the stash!
I have come to the conclusion that the stash will always be more than I need or can use. No matter what I do. The stack/pile in closet stays the same---insert evil grin---do you think fabric fairies visit me at night and leave more? Maybe I will leave some cookies out for them tonight.