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Giddy for Flowers

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Giddy for Flowers Quilt

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Category Quilting
Type Functional
Style Hipster, Casual, Whimsical
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What was your source for this quilting project? Online Photo or Website
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What materials did you use? Giddy fabric collection by Sandy Gervais, batting, thread.

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What are you most proud of? I pulled every single start and stop thread to the back of the quilt and tied knots that were then worked into the batting - so there is not a single back stitch in this quilt. I had no idea that straight line stitching required so many knots! It took me hours to tie the knots... I would sew in the day and then pull the threads to the back and tie the knots at night. I spent an entire month doing this.

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What advice would you give someone starting this project? The pattern instructions are incomplete, so you really need to know what you are doing when it comes to strip piecing. The instructions for the block portions are precise and correct, but the instructions for vertical strips around the flowers are lacking. Allow extra fabric and strips to complete this section of the quilt, and be prepared to cut and trim to fit those bits and pieces together. Also, if you are planning on straight line stitching all the cream/white strips on this quilt, allow a lot of time to do so. I had no idea that straight line stitching took as long as it did.

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Love this quilt and the colors. Very nice work!

03/05/2012 Flag

It's beautiful! Great job!

03/05/2012 Flag

So pretty! I've been really partial to red and turquoise together lately.

03/05/2012 Flag

Very pretty... so "Springy"!

03/05/2012 Flag

I love all of the different quilting stitches you used- I'm just learning free motion on my machine and this gives me lots of ideas of how to combine some of the quilting patterns.

03/05/2012 Flag

I sketch my free motion stitches out on graph paper before I start to sew. Then I tape the graph sketch to the base of the lamp on my sewing table so that I can refer to it while I sew. It is a great aid when sewing free motion stitches.

03/05/2012 Flag