Flossie’s Friday Flaunt… Angels Everywhere

Once again, this is a flaunt of Flossie’s… Mum has stayed in touch with one very close friend from her work days (she retired on medical grounds in her early 50s), and they organise a catch up in the city once every couple of months and monthly phone calls.

Pat is the complete opposite of Mum, she’s a gym junky and very active lady, who while always very interested in Mum’s quilting, has missed out on the crafty gene completely.   So Mum, who loves to make quilts for kids, started the habit of making quilts for each of Pat’s Grandchildren.   Of course, having made quilts for each of the 1st children of Pat’s 3 kids, as they added to their family, Mum made extra quilts.

This quilt is the latest (fuzzy photo sorry!) , and quite possibly the last – as those first children are now in the 10-12 year age bracket!

IMG_0162Buttonhole appliqued by hand, machine quilted – all fabric came from stash, with most of the applique out of the scrap bin!

You might still be able to see the threads that need to be tied off from the quilting, and the binding needs to be sewn down but she’s quilted it this week, and plans to have it finished next, so she can hand it over at her next catch up.

Gratutious photo of Mum’s cat Scully – if there’s a quilt on the floor, on the chair, or anywhere else for that matter – she needs to sit on it!

IMG_0160And below another flaunt: – I was lucky enough to win the felted bag Julie gave away on her blog a couple of weeks ago.  It’s lovely Julie, except my cat thinks it belongs to her and keeps trying to climb into it!  Check out Julie’s blog – she makes gorgeous bags, and most recently an Irish Chain quilt that I’d like to take home!

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I had grand plans for this weekend, my first weekend at home for awhile, so was going to get stuck in to some projects, but woke up yesterday with a sandpaper throat that today has turned into full on head cold and it’s now 1.00pm and I’m still in my pj’s, I don’t like my chances.   This could be an opportunity to curl up on the couch with some handwork and some video’s, but am tempted to head back to bed to be honest!   Will see how much I manage to achieve by tomorrow night.

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Oh wise ones…

These bundles of gorgeousness arrived today!

IMG_0154And I’m in a dilemma… and wanting some advice.

I want to use some of that bundle of gorgeousness above (it’s Simple Abundance by Bonnie and Camille by the way) to make the bundle of gorgeousness below (Mountain Rose from The Encyclopedia of Classic Quilt Patterns).

IMG_0158When I ordered the fabric online I was imagining that I would use a similar colour scheme, the pink print for the main fabric, the red for centre and buds and the green for the well the green bits!   Except when I was checking out the fabric I kinda liked the look of the yellow, so got some of that too…

And it’s now having arrived, I’m really liking the yellow, and the pink not so much!   Well, that’s not true, it’s lovely but I’m not sure that it’s the look I’m going for, I think it’s a bit pale – the red pin dots on the yellow are enchanting…

BUT… do I want to do a quilt with that much yellow in it?

So, my questions:

  • Do I stick with my original plan – pink flower, red centre/buds, green leaves?
  • Do I change to yellow flower, red centre/buds, green leaves?
  • Do I do red flowers, with yellow centres/buds, green leaves?
  • OR some combination of both – i.e. yellow and pink flowers, or alternate red and yellow flowers.

For your info:

  • Background is going to be plain white – Moda Bella (which I love)
  • Blocks are 9 inches finished, and that flower is big – applique goes to edges of block though its set with plain blocks between
  • I’ve bought enough of the red to also do binding – but am sticking with the plain border on the design…

So what do you think?   If I can’t decide I may make a test block up of each…