Wednesday, March 9, 2016

Nighttime Blossoms Quilt Finished!

Are you motivated by deadlines? I know I am. Big time! I have a knee replacement surgery coming up next week, so I have been busy around the house, and at my work, trying to take care of projects that I don't want to think about when I'm recovering. You know, like the dust on top of the refrigerator, or the recycling bins overflowing, or the sack of goods that needs to be taken to the thrift shop, or several of my quilting projects that have had to take a backseat to my daily life!

This is one of the more fun projects I have worked on in quite a while. The pattern is Nighttime Blossoms by Cynthia Brunz Designs. It was featured in Fons & Porter's Easy Quilts' Fall 2015 edition.




This was a fairly fast, fun and easy quilt to put together!  I used a layer cake of Amy Butler's True Colors and some dark navy blue Kona for the background. I love the way the white centers and diamonds really pop against that background.


I liked the pink and green patterned design in the center of the photo above, so much so that I made the backing entirely of that fabric.


I followed Cynthia's quilting with spirals in the navy background and wavy lines radiating through the blossoms. I left the white alone so it would pop!


This was such a great pattern to use for fat quarters or your stash. Each fabric is distinctive in its own right, so it is showcased in each blossom.

I am tickled to have this finished. I began stitching it together at our guild's retreat in October, and now am pleased to have it all quilted and bound. Makes me happy looking at it, and it will be a great quilt to snuggle in. 

Quilting with a smile,
Barb

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