Monday, 9 November 2020

A bouquet {or four} in tilda & kaffe










nosegay
http://encyclopediaquiltpatterns.blogspot.com/2018/05/brides-bouquet-or-nosegay.html




This is a traditional quilt block from the 1930's, with lots of different names, and was quite popular despite its set-in Y seams. It's been on my wish list to make for more years than I care to count. 
I'm modernizing it with a soft colour palette, using a 'maple farm' bundle from Tilda and then I added Kaffe spots to it. 
Am totally inspired by Kathy from MO, and I recently purchased her 'Bunch of Ruby Rose Hips' pattern, {see here} but I didn't realise I needed to get the accompanying templates as well 😞… so I resorted to googling the pattern. 
I've also seen lots of pics around on IG with yummy combos for these pretty wildflower blocks, including Jo Brozinski {here} and Carolyn Forster's 'patchwork of posies' quilt {found over here}. 

I've got these four blocks stuck precariously up on the design wall today. Not sure on my setting yet, there's a few options including maybe sashing in a stripe … I'll decide later on after I've made up a few more blocks. Until next time, Linda

8 comments:

  1. As I mentioned when your post came up on IG, I love these pretty blocks of yours! I had a peek over at Material Obsession to check out the Ruby Rose Hips quilt, I can see that definitely is one for you to make. What size are you making the Nosegay blocks Linda?

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  2. Goooorgeous!! Are you using my template set for easy piecing?

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  3. Lovely blocks! They've been on my to-do list for decades, too. Somewhere I've got some blocks that my grandmother gave me that her mother-in-law had given her (How many generations can a UFO be passed down through?) - all made in happy feedsack prints. I think they're nearing their century mark now - not sure if I'll get around to finishing them either...

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  4. Oh, I love this block but I've always thought it too complex for me. Evidently it is not too complex for you. Those blocks are gorgeous!

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  5. Your blocks look lovely, Linda! Will you be making an entire quilt of nosegays, or just the four blocks for use in a sampler quilt? I love quilts from this era.

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  6. I have liked this quilt block for years. Interesting to note it's a variation of an eight-pointed star. You've chosen some good prints and colors.

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  7. Looks like a great block. Good luck with your plans.

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  8. Your nosegay blocks are awesome! I have had these on my bucket list forever and ever too. You are definitely making me think with all your gorgeous fabrics you are using!:)

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