Saturday, 29 July 2017

florabunda

Thanks so much for all your helpful comments about my 'florabunda' quilt. The deciding factor in my setting & border decisions was design - no, no, it was which fabric do I have enough of left!
Loving these dense clusters of starflower blocks, using simple shapes & random colour surprises. Such a fun way to use up some of my large scale florals.


It's all coming together nicely now . . .

- the Kaffe Marquee stripe was an afterthought late this afternoon!



 I found heaps of ways to create variety by playing with the value placements in each block.
I'm using Amy from diaryofaquilter size chart for cutting these 'sawtooth star' blocks
{you can find it here}




. . . onto the next border now!
Linking up with Myra here at busyhandsquilts for 'finished or not friday'
and with Cynthia for 'oh scrap' over here

18 comments:

  1. Those stripes are perfect to highlight all the colours.

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  2. I'm with Julie on this, the stripes are an inspired choice Linda, the quilt is a beauty! What is the size please?

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    1. Yes, I’m v. happy with the stripes!
      I seem to be changing my plans often with this... the crazy mix of fabrics does tend to make each next decision tricky!
      The blocks are 10” and I’ve set them 4 x 5, so I do want a couple of borders at least.

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  3. Your random color surprises are just sheer fun! I am loving getting a glimpse of your stash in these blocks. Obviously I need to branch out a bit! Loving that stripey border!

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  4. Floribunda is great. Your Kaffe stripe for the border was an inspired choice.

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  5. I love reading your quilt to see if I have any of the fabrics you used and I only have the C+S you used in one of the background. What a lovely way to use the florals and the stripe for just too perfect for your quilt. This quilt makes me smile.

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  6. This one is coming together so nicely. I too love that border choice.

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  7. Well done you! The stripe is awesome.........lets see the next border!

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  8. Love those stars! So much fun color and texture.

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  9. Dramatic addition! That border adds SO much to the already gorgeous blocks. GREAT choice!

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  10. Good to see you made a decision - I do like the border you've added...but wait there's more? - looking forward to seeing what you do for the next border!

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  11. The marquee stripe sets your stars off perfectly!
    Great progress, thanks for sharing.

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  12. The stripe is just what you need here! The large scale flowers look lovely in the stars.

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  13. This is so beautiful and the stripes are a perfect addition.

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    1. Thanks Alison.
      Next border on now... https://www.instagram.com/p/BXMo03Sl1la/?taken-by=kokaquilts
      Haven’t quite mastered the phone camera ‘effects’ properly yet, need more practice!
      More pics up on blog tomorrow for ‘sew stitch snap SHARE’ link up.

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  14. Such a vibrant and fun design to show off all your wonderful florals! The stripes add a little extra 'zing'!

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  15. What a lovely quilt. It makes your large florals shine. At first I thought the stripe was binding and truthfully thought it was too bright. Now I realize it's the first border. It will make a great focus. As a narrow inner border it is perfect. Funny how slight alteration of location changes everything. (Of course, you didn't change a thing but my perception did.)

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  16. Just went and looked at the instagram shot of the quilt with the second border - this beauty just gets better and better! I love the stripy border, and those triangles just put it right out of the park!

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