Giddy for Flowers

Project Description

What was your source for this quilting project? Online Photo or Website Name of website or photo I'm Blushing Link to website or photo www.modabakeshop.com/2009/12/im-blushing.html#uds-search-results 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. 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.

What you will need

  • Giddy fabric collection by Sandy Gervais
  • batting
  • thread.

Q&A with kellyedge

Bonnie Wilson asked:
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.
kellyedge answered:
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.