Friday, June 26, 2015

Friday Flimsy~ Boonie Blooms

This little quilt top was finished Wednesday night.  I thought for sure I'd have some decent lighting for pictures by today.  Well there was plenty of good lighting I just wasn't home to take advantage of it.  So we'll just make the best of the situation.  The first two groups of photos will be before and afters.  The pictures will show that I'm a better quilter than photographer .

This is a quick and easy quilt.  I've no doubt that the top could be made in a day.  It has minimal applique that's super fast to do.  A great quilt for a first time appliquer.  Doing raw edge applique made it easy but it could also be made with traditional applique methods.

The Moda Charm pack, 30's Playtime by Chloe's Closet had just the right mix of colors.

The Butter yardage by Robert Kaufman added background color without being to bold, and the Kona White inner border was perfect for not taking away from the blooms, it reminds me of a white picket fence.  Of course you don't need a charm pack to make a charm pack pattern.  Scraps work great too.  Or it could be made more traditionally with all the blocks in the same prints.

There's a real challenge when making a quilt from precuts.  A lot more planning  to make sure you'll have enough fabric.  So when this one ended up having just a smidgen of scrap a little happy dance took place!  

The free pattern will be posted in a couple of days,  if you want one.  So who's up for another freebie? 

Hopefully while finishing up the pattern, there will be a quilting design epiphany.   Maybe I'll use the Bailey Home Quilter this time.  She's been sitting idle for about 6 months.  Everything has been quilted using the Domestic machine since January, just to keep things simple.  There's an urge to be a little more creative with my quilting again.

~ Lea Anne ~
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  1. Every time I browse the links at a linky party, I see one that captivates me and it's always yours, Lea Anne! Such a delightful quilt. Love it.

  2. Gorgeous quilt! I love the butter yellow with the flowers. It's so soft and inviting. I'm looking forward to see how you are inspired to quilt it.

  3. Your top turned out great! It is calling for some creative quilting.

  4. So cute! I love the design. I did have an epiphany quilting idea for my version, but I'll share it here... I thought you could make petals around the flowers... that's my big idea. LOL
    Love when you do the happy dance. It's always a yummy quilt.
    Thanks for sharing.

  5. Feels like spring looking at those flowers.We are starting our winter. A lovely quilt to make ready for Spring.Look forward to seeing more. Happy Stitching.

  6. Oh, so pretty. Can hardly wait to see how you decide to quilt it!

  7. what a delightful quilt, I have quite few charm packs and jelly rolls must start using them

  8. Well, I'm up for doing something this cute and fast. I already have that charm pack!! Thank you so much for writing up the pattern for us!
    The other LeeAnna at not afraid of color

  9. Love your quilt Lea Anne, looks like spring

  10. Your quilt is so charming, I love flowers and simple applique work so fabulously together! I for one am very excited to have access to this quilt tops pattern!! Thanks for sharing and have a wonderful day!

  11. I really like that you used the butter yardage, it really suits the 30's playtime.

  12. Adorable quilt! I can see you quilting ghost flowers between the columns of flowers making the flowers have an even more pronounced zigzag pattern. What a fun quilt to quilt!!! I'm looking forward to seeing what you do with it!!!

  13. The yellow is the perfect compliment to those prints! Sometimes it takes a while for a quilting epiphany to hit me - I hope yours comes soon! :)


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