"Blooming in the Dark" finished
I made the top back in 2016, and it is part of my small (so far) floral series.
I have a lot of beautiful floral fabric and have tried to figure out how I can use it.
Why do I have so much? Well, most of my "stash" was actually purchased from another lady who sold her mom's collection. She had a tremendous number of florals. That's where I got most of them. I will need to figure out how make watercolor quilts using these florals as I'm not finding myself with a tendency to use a lot of florals, though, of course, I think they are beautiful!
But this one is Blooming the Dark - in Peter's Garden"-- as my twin's son, Peter, loves gardening and has a green thumb.
I did some stitch in the ditch around the orange in the middle of some of the stars. Other than that, I did some sort of curls/meandering with some hooks. Then I did a section around the border where I made some long loops:
When I alernated the light and dark stars, it added some interest to the design. I decided to go ahead and use different flowers for each of those spots as well.
I did some sort of hooking meandering in the empty spots. I am seeing a tendency to quilt smaller - even if I am not really purposely doing so.
With the light shining on the top, you can see where I stitched in the ditch on the orange in the middle of those stars. It helps define them.
The interesting thing is - my husband said he "really likes this one"! He doesn't always like mine - especially if they aren't completely symmetrical. I have always liked this one - ever since I made the top. I'd put off quilting it because I didn't know what to do with it. I was afraid that I couldn't do it justice - but then I decided to just "do it" -
I have updated the pattern a bit with some new pictures and fixed a couple of small things. It's on the free patterns page.
I am enjoying the look with the quilts and the backdrop of green. My husband had just mowed the grass, so it looks especially nice! I am glad I've decided to try to finish up some of these in the summer as the grass looks so different in the summer! It's much greener, naturally!
I hope you have a great day wherever this finds you reading!
Be sure to check out what my sis has for you over in the store! She's surely got some amazing things coming!