Friday, April 6, 2018

Garden in a Box

  With the appointments behind me, I had a sew day yesterday!  Time to put one  into the finish column....completely. 
  Garden in a Box was trimmed, bound and washed for a true finish.   I really like the simplicity of this quilt.  With all the busy prints, it is a restful design.
 
  I did a larger meander quilting on it, which gave me plenty of time to study the fabric combinations as I sewed.    I was amazed at the number of florals I included, with only a few repeats.  I enjoyed comparing the value and contrasts as I completed the quilting. 

                                                                                                                                 
 
  For the binding  I used a flange binding once again.  I really like this look, don't I?      The accent strip is a blue-green tonal and a combination of several  floral  prints make up the outer binding. 

  Overall size is 54'' by 62''.  Block was made using all 2'' strips of floral print fabrics. 










  I named this one Garden in a Box  for fairly obvious reasons.  The juxtaposition of the busy prints contrast sharply with the straight lines of the block pattern.  Nature does not grow in straight lines.  Yet in this quilt  you discover a Garden in a Box.  Now, if we could just teach those weeds to find someplace else to visit.
Happy stitching.                                                    

13 comments:

Cheryl's Teapots2Quilting said...

Very pretty!

Nicki said...

That quilt turned out very, very pretty. It's so pleasing to the eye & the perfect size for a nice snuggle quilt.

Janet O. said...

It is a beautiful finish, Debbie--and the perfect name! The flange binding is a great finishing touch. No reason not to like it. :)

Quilting Babcia said...

This is a gorgeous finish, and a perfect name for your quilt. I do like the flanged binding, it adds a special touch to any quilt. If you find the magic weed cure, please let us all know! Though maybe it's continuous snow and sub-freezing temperatures possibly?

Ray and Jeanne said...

It's gorgeous! And I do like that flange and the scrappy binding. Garden in a Box is a perfect snuggle quilt. ~Jeanne

Diane Simmons said...

I love it Deb

Gene Black said...

The nice after wash crinkly quilt is wonderful.

Mary said...

Beautiful use of your floral fabrics.

Elizabeth V Kelbaugh said...

The flange binding is a beautiful accent. Great quilt!

MissPat said...

A beautiful finish, complete with label. I'm anxious to pull out my 2" floral strips to start one of my own, but there are other things ahead of that, like the floral log cabin blocks. Too many projects, too little time. At least the yucky weather is keeping me inside and sewing.
Pat

Linda Swanekamp said...

I love this quilt, especially because it has been cold and snowy here and I love flowers. You did a terrific work.

Cheree @ That Morning Latte said...

A lovely finish! (of course, you had me at "garden"!) The flowers are looking especially cheery on this cold day.

Mystic Quilter said...

Beautiful finish Debbie and I like the size!

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