Earlier this summer my mom gave me a stack of embroidered flower blocks that she had from her mom. After I finished up a few quilts I dug them out and started cutting them apart (they were in sets of four). I started pinning them up on my design board, trying to figure out how to use them. I already had most of a fat quarter of Emmy Grace fabric pinned up there, planning to use them in this Swing Dance pattern:
As I started looking through books and magazines for inspiration, well, to keep everyone reading this from boredom, I ended up using that fat quarter set of fabric, plus a few more floral prints. Inspired by this quilt by Kathy Doughty
I ended up with this design:
This week I finished it and I really love it! It is a little big, so my son had a bit of trouble holding it.
And a few close ups:
Most of the backing is a DQ Quilts fabric I found half off of clearance. I like half off of clearance.
My son was very glad to give up the quilt holding job to this conveniently located monument, and I love that I was able to bring new life to needlework from my grandmother (and that it didn't fall apart in the wash).
A first finish for the 3Q Finish-Along!