Hi Quilting Friends,
Welcome to the “It’s a Garden Party” row along show & tell day!
We’re back today to share how we’ve used elements from the “Pinwheel Posey Parade” row that we created for the “It’s A Garden Party” row along event to make a pretty “Flower Medallion” wall quilt. We’re pretty excited about how it turned out, and we hope that you’ll like it too.
Here’s a picture of our original row, with five pretty flowers of varying heights. (You can read all about our row in our “It’s A Garden Party” post.)
Susan started fiddling around in her spare time this spring with a drawing for these easy pieced flowers, and decided that it would be fun to use them in a medallion-style quilt, rearranging the flowers and stems to surround a central block, called “Four Winds”. (You’ll be seeing more of “Four Winds in November!)
Sharon wanted to make the quilt a little bit bigger, so she designed an outer border of simple pieced triangles to frame the quilt. We agreed that Sharon would make this quilt, since she has time to sew during the summer when school isn’t in session.
The fabric choices for the “Flower Medellion Quilt” are Sharon’s, bright jewel toned flowers and pinwheels with gray and black backgrounds. All of the fabrics are from Northcott’s Toscana line, and we both love working with them! (Toscana is our favorite blender fabric!)
The background fabrics vary from the pale gray of the central Four Winds block, darkening to a deeper gray for the pieced flower border, and finally to black for the outer pieced triangles border. The intense hues of the flowers and leaves “pop”, regardless of the shade used in the background.
Even though there are a lot of pieces in this pretty medallion quilt, it wasn’t difficult or time-consuming to create due to the quick precision-piecing techniques that Sharon used to stitch it up. This beautiful quilt will be an eye-catching addition to the decor in Sharon’s guest room.
Thanks for stopping by today for our “Show and Tell”! It was fun to modify our “Pinwheel Posey Parade” pattern to make this new project. Don’t forget to visit the rest of the participating bloggers to see their projects too!
Sharon & Susan
The Flower Medallion quilt pattern is available to purchase from Ms P’s Pattern shop, if you’d like to make your own pretty “Flower Medallion” wall quilt.
- Finished Size = 40″ x 40″
- Pattern includes instructions (with pictures) for making the quilt
- Just $16 USD
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Daughters of Dorinda
Ms P Designs USA
Renee’s Quilting Addiction
Words & Stitches
Linda B Creative
Seams To Be Sew
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