Monday, June 25, 2018

Another inspiration photo

  I love getting emails from like-minded quilters -----who love floral fabrics. 

Cynthia sent a photo of her recently completed water color quilt.  Look familiar?

 Scrappy Trips is done in floral fabrics.  The pattern is available at Quiltville under the free tab with a full tutorial on the block.   Cynthia was careful to keep a very light and a very dark fabric next to each other when laying out the strips for piecing.  That is how she achieved the distinct design.

  I have explained this before, but once more for new readers.  This pattern is made in blocks that look like a large Trip Around the World.  The block is strip pieced and made up of 6 different fabrics.  When you look at the quilt, the distinct "block" you think is the pattern is really made of 4 blocks.  Here is the link to my post   that explains it in more detail. 

  I asked Cynthia is she had a large floral fabric stash or had she been on a big buying spree.  She acquired the floral fabrics from searching----wait for it--- thrift shops!  She used  curtains and sheets she found there.  What a super way to create a stash for this project!    And she did a really great job on the quilt.  She says this is the first of many more watercolor projects to come.  

  I am delighted to share these photos from others.  It  inspires me to keep at it.  And I hope it inspires and motivates you to jump in and try a project you love.  
Thanks for a great start to a very warm week.
Happy stitching.  

8 comments:

Mary said...

Cynthia did a fabulous job!

Louise said...

Thanks for sharing this beautiful piece!

Cheree @ That Morning Latte said...

Beautiful quilt!

sue s said...

I am so wanting to start quilting with some florals! This would be a good one to try. I'm beginning to build my stash, using your advice about light-medium-dark. so some day....

Linda Swanekamp said...

Well, I am inspired. I want to make one of these also. Have to finish the quarter log cabin floral. Well, maybe I can make a couple of these to urge me on. Picked up some florals in celebration of grandson's birth Friday at a fabric store near the hospital out of town.

MissPat said...

A lovely finish. Even with the dark fabrics, this quilt has a cozy, soft feel. My attempt at this one is stalled and I think I just don't have enough lights. I'll get back to it one of these days.
Pat

Janet O. said...

So, so pretty. Must feel good to see the results that comes from your efforts. You inspire and teach so many of us!
I love that her fabrics are from thrift shops. That warms my heart. :)

Nicki said...

I do believe that is the same quilt on your blog banner. :) She did a wonderful job with her first watercolor quilt. So soft looking & inviting. You inspire so many quilters & your tips & help really encourages quilters to try new things. Thanks!

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