Monday, January 28, 2013

Tropical Garden Geometry

I think I'm going to make a few more wall hanging size quilts.   They're so fast and satisfying!  Especially when you're using a great pattern and a fun sewing method like in Garden Geometry.  Here's my version.

It's paper pieced on the machine, using the stitch and flip method.  If you've never tried it, don't worry, it's painless.  This is a great size (35x35) on which to practice.
 I love that I finally found a use for that floral print in the Florida/tropical colors. For some reason though, finding a border fabric was hard.  This bright pink leaf fabric really screamed for attention when it first went up on the design wall.  Every time I came back in the room it hollered at me.  I didn't know whether to plug my ears or put on sunglasses.  Finally I gave in.  All I need now are some plastic pink flamingos on the lawn.  

 It's quilted on the machine with my walking foot using a variegated cotton thread.  This year, I really want to try more quilting (I think I said that last year).  I could use the practice.

I  had ordered the very cool Parson Gray's Seven Wonders fabric Melissa used in her quilt, but since  I have absolutely no patience when I want to start something new, I decided to make a few sample blocks from my stash while waiting for it to arrive.  The sample turned out to be the whole thing.
Looks like I might be making a second one.


  1. That looks beautiful! Great choice of fabrics, and the border fabric is just perfect for that quilt.

  2. Beautiful! I think your border keeps it balanced with all that drama going on in the blocks.

  3. It's wonderful! I love the bright fabrics and the geometric design, its quite stunning with the black and whites. The pink leaf fabric I think works perfectly!
    Well done you!
    Am somewhat envious seeing sunshine and a pool in the background ;) we have moved on from 5" snow and -5 temps to wild, wet and windy!
    Have a great week Lynne
    Gill xx

  4. Wow, is that pretty! And of course I had to click on your Garden Geometry link and download that pattern. Now I'm on the hunt for some Amy Butler fabrics. I'm putting this one on my list of must makes. Thanks, Lynne, (I think!)

  5. The colors are balanced perfectly1 The pink border is a great compliment to the bright fabric! It looks beautiful! :)

  6. As always you have made a wonderful quilt with a brilliant choice of colours and fabric that all work so well together - and it all seems so effortless. Well done and thank you for sharing it with us. Philippa xx

  7. What a beautiful quilt! Your machine quilting looks great, too. I love using quilts for table toppers and wall hangings.

  8. Oooo...I love your little quilt with the reddish-pinkish trim! Very nice. I have a little wall hanging quilt that my grandmother made. I think I'll drag it out and take a picture for my blog so you quilters can see it.

    Thanks for telling me about Mark's Daily Apple. I'm on my way to check it out now. I can use all the inspiration I can get! Are you doing the low carb thing too?


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