Right after I finished my Sushi/Dim Sum Quilt on December 16, 2007, I started combing through my stash of floral fabrics to start another quilt. I know! It has been a while. I just wasn't feeling this one.
Love the rose on this vintage pillowcase that I bought at a thrift store.
I think these are Amy Butler fabrics? Bought them off Ebay.
I don't stick to cottons when I quilt. These satiny fabrics were bought during one of Jo-Ann's $1/yard sales.
I really love the forget-me-not blue contrasted with the pink in the fabric on the left.
More satiny fabrics. With beading too. I like textures.
Sorry, seem to be repeating the fabrics as I toss them every which way.
Vintage pillowcases. A bit 70s?
And that green at the bottom was a queen flat sheet I thought would make a good backing, but I'm not feeling that either. Not that it would matter much since it'll be the back of the quilt.
Inspired by Jane Brocket's potager garden quilt, I cut squares in 3-, 6-, 9-, and 12-inch patches, or rather an inch more on each side to allow for margins.
Do you know how hard it was to figure out how they'd all fit? And then I had to order them into big strips across so I'd know how to piece it all together when I sew.
Except I'm a libra. I like things evenly balanced. And this hodgepodge mess didn't do it for me. So after photographing the layout, I put the patches away. And there they've sat ever since.
So how should I salvage this quilt? I'm thinking of simple square patches of just one size. Should they be 6-, 9-, or 12-inch patches? I don't have the fortitude to do a whole quilt of 3-inch patches. Don't worry, the unused patches won't go to waste. They'll be all used eventually.
I was thinking of just sticking to pinks and blues? I have a nice turquoise flannel that I could intersperse with all the floral patches?
And yes, I've dubbed it my Frowsy Flowery Quilt because it's floral and floppy.
1 year ago today, Crown Point Vista House - Columbia River Gorge - Oregon.
2 years ago today, my family's preferred lap xuong (Chinese sausage) at Quang Tran, Inc. - Rosemead.
3 years ago today, oc buou luoc xa voi mam gung (Vietnamese boiled apple snails with ginger fish sauce). And I showed off cute fruit pick souvenirs from Saigon, Vietnam.