Sunday, March 6, 2016

Jan's Flower Patch

Oh I do love my awesome cousin Jan! She is like a big sister to me and I love her to bits!! 
It was my pleasure to select fabrics and put this together in honour of her recent 50th birthday (suitably celebrated last weekend with family and friends in a gathering in her garage in up in Gore).


A white background, with flowers made from lots of greys (some metallics) 
and some soft teals, with a lovely orange print thrown in for a bit of pizzazz!
Pattern inspiration story here

The backing was a dove grey print with leftover blocks in a strip across the back, 
and one block as the label block near the bottom. I quilted it in a large/wide all-over stipple 
and bound it with the multi-colour print.



 And here is the birthday girl herself!


Finished quilt measured 62" x 62".
This is one of my first quarter goals for the 2016 Finish Along challenge!

And a big Kiwi "kia ora!" (hi there!) to visitors from Kelly's Needle and Thread Thursday 
link party and Amanda Jean's Finish It Up Friday!


14 comments:

  1. Super nice quilt! What a special present, I like to make quilts for friends and family too.

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    1. Making them for gifts is my biggest inspiration!

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  2. This turned out really nice! I like your fabric choices together!

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    1. Thanks Debbie - it makes the hour I spent selecting and comparing and considering and rejecting and thinking all worth it!

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  3. There is nothing nicer than a gift handmade with love. Congrats on reaching one of your goals too.

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    1. Thanks Kat! I was very pleased with how it came together.

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  5. What a beauty! Love these soft colors, it's just wonderful, everything about it! Great finish, I'm hoping to get one posted next week also, the FAL is a good motivator. Beautiful pictures as well.

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    1. Thanks Judy, now if only I could get time to get stuck into a few of those other FAL goals...maybe next weekend...

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  6. Quilts are such wonderful gifts! This one is beautiful, the fabric combo is great - I especially love the pop of orange!

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    1. I was really pleased with the fabrics, they came together exactly the way I had hoped it would. Thanks.

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  7. oh yeah! Great to see this one again!! Thanks for joining the FAL on behalf of the FAL hosting team!

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