Saturday, 18 August 2018

whimsy quilt top {+ lots of pics}




















Quilt Top Stats:

'Candied Flowers'
is my version of "Whimsy" a pattern from Judy Newman's book,
 'quilts made for life made with love' - see here for details
I started making this quilt in June 2017, slowly piecing a few blocks at a time
I decided it was an ideal way to showcase my large florals
Each centre flowery octagon was framed with a blending itty bitty print
and set on the same neutral background throughout
There are a couple of cheeky inset seams which proved challenging at the beginning 
but the hardest decision for me was choosing the stripe
Love the 2dary circular pattern that appears when viewed from a distance.
Machine pieced
Finished top measures 122.5 x 167.5 cm (49" x 67")

Linking up with Sarah for 'can I get a whoop whoop' here at confessionsofafabricaddict
and with Caroline here at sewcanshe
and also with Cynthia for 'oh scrap' here at quiltingismorefunthanhousework


24 comments:

  1. Yay! Woohoo! It looks incredible - and the red stripe is so unexpected. Crazy how straight lines become circular but very clever!

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  2. This is fantastic -- not a design I would try to piece but one I can love and admire. Your photos really show off the colors. Such a soft wonderful feel . . .

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  3. So pretty, Linda! I really enjoyed all your photos. I saw that secondary circular design, too - I love what that adds to the whole pattern!

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  4. This is a masterpiece quilt. I love everything about it from the fabrics you chose to the intricate piecing. Great work!

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  5. Absolutely lovely! So much precise piecing in this quilt - I know I couldn't do this pattern so well done, Linda, for your fabulous flimsy.

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  6. Just gorgeous! I am working on her county Claire at the moment.

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  7. Fantastic result.
    This has turned into a beautiful quilt!

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  8. Love your "Whimsy" top. The blocks are very unusual and eye-catching.

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  9. Beautiful quilt Linda and the red stripe was an inspired choice! Whimsy is a nice size, not too large - are you quilting this yourself?

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  10. Absolutely fantastic finish! I would have been so intimidated by the pattern, but you made such a lovely version. As always, I am so inspired by your fabric and color choices. I think you're helping steer me back to buying more florals again--always a weakness of mine, but in very short supply around here.:)

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  11. Gorgeous, gorgeous quilt Linda! I love all the elements- the big blousy florals, the wonderful colours, including those splashes of green and the striped corners that add so much movement! Are you going to hand quilt this beauty?!

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  12. Just beautiful, and I love those corner stripes. Perfection.

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  13. Congratulations on finishing your flimsy, beautiful colors and border.
    Thanks for sharing your photos, I love seeing the process and the angles.

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  14. So beautiful! Love the glamour shots, too. I'm especially attracted to the mix of clear brights with those stripes. Congratulations.

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  15. Spectacular! Perfect use of the stripes and the large florals. You really knocked it out of the park with this one. Thanks for sharing with Oh Scrap!

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  16. This is absolutely fabulous! I've admired each block as you've shown them along the way, but the sum total of all of them put together is just breath-taking! And those secondary circles - love them, too.
    Perfect!

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  17. Absolutely beautiful, I can't decide if I have a favourite block. Love those little stripey corners too.

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  18. What a beautiful top! Your fabric combinations are just wonderful. Thanks for sharing!

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  19. It is gorgeous!! Love all the pics. Well done you. Great fabric choices, particularly the stripe for the corners; makes such an interesting secondary pattern. Love it!

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  20. WOW that is just gorgeous. Love the background fabric and the stripes in between.

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  21. Gorgeous! now I need to start this one of course! Now I need to get this pattern and add it to my bucket list.

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  22. Absolutely gorgeous! Love all your florals and the red striped corners are just so fun.

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  23. Wow! What a gorgeous quilt top. I could look at it for hours. Love all the pictures.

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