This week the challenge prompt was "Carolina Lily." The Carolina Lily is a beautiful flower similar to a tiger lily, and it is also a traditional quilt block with flowers and stems.
I spent a few days thinking of what I might like to make, but also had several other quilty things going on this week, so I knew my time would be limited. This ultimately made me
I chose fabric from the line "Flora" by Lauren and Jessi Jung for Moda. I've been
Wednesday night I made a few test blocks to see if my method would result in the size of block I wanted. Thursday morning, I cut all the fabrics and got started!
I sewed for 5-10 minutes every time I had a chance all throughout the day. Dishes. Sew. Laundry. Sew. Exercise. Sew. Homeschool. Sew. Eat. Sew.
The white fabric is a white on white floral. It is the white that I used in the original "Bloom" quilt too.
I ended up cutting the setting triangles a tad too small, but didn't have enough of the white on white fabric to recut them. In the final quilt, most of the points are cut off around the edges due to this.
I made most design decisions as I went along. I tested out different border options and decided to cut the extra white space off the blocks at the top.
By supper time, I had a finished quilt top!
I pin basted the quilt Thursday night.
Then Friday morning, I quilted it. I free motion quilted a stipple design using my vintage Bernina Record 930. Binding was on before lunch!
This is already my 5th quilt finish for the year! (Quilts 2-4 are still a secret! Hoping to be able to reveal them before the end of the month!)
The finished quilt measures 32" x 38".
I'm calling it "Baby Blooms" - as it is a baby size quilt that coordinates with the "Bloom Where You Are Planted" quilt.
Pieced and quilted by yours truly at my home in southwest Missouri.
I'm already looking forward to the next challenge! Be sure to look at all the other creative quilts made for the challenge by clicking here! (And be sure to vote for your favorites on that same post next week!)
Also linking up with Finish it up Friday at Crazy Mom Quilts and Finished or Not Friday at Busy Hands Quilts!