Lily-Kate's Secret Garden Quilt

Project Description

What was your source for this quilting project? Online Photo or Website Name of website or photo Supernova Jelly Strip Quilt Link to website or photo www.CarleneWestberg.etsy.com What are you most proud of? Finally finishing this as I started it 18 months ago and pieced it together without squaring up each block. (I was new at quilting).. So seam ripper to the rescue, let's say I have learned by my mistakes. But mostly I am proud of hearing that LK said 'oh wow' when she saw it on her bed. I intend to make her a matching pillowcase. What advice would you give someone starting this project? This is such a fun quilt to do as their are so many fabrics to work with, but as I only could get fat quaters in this fabric it was a lot of cutting. I would advise using Jelly Rolls! Oh and I used freezer paper to draw flowers and ironed it in place then fmq the flowers and rip off paper (saw it on pin interest)

What you will need

  • Seam ripper!!! Fabric Freedom Hyde Park Patchwork Fabric Collection
  • batting
  • freezer paper

Q&A with desna

Carly Westberg asked:
This turned out absolutely Gorgeous! Love it!
desna answered:
Thanks Carly, I love how it turned out too and so does little Lily-Kate. I have some more of your patterns and will have to make them too :)
LynnHyman asked:
Your quilt is beautiful! And what a great idea for your quilting patterns -- that is something I had not thought of. I am going to try that myself!
desna answered:
Thanks Lynn, and yes it is a brilliant and easy way of quilting flowers and so many other things. I will look out for your quilting.
klh asked:
So lovely! Never heard of the freezer paper method of fmq before but now will definitely be giving it a try. Thanks for posting.
desna answered:
Thanks klh, I just came upon it on pin interest and thought I would try it and it was so quick, easy and effective :)
patz in suffolk asked:
I love the subtle colours and the zingy-zaggy pattern, Desna - well done - it's lovely!
desna answered:
Thanks Pat, I love how this one turned out, but it sure was a long time finishing as I didn't know about the importance of squaring up each individual block until after I had sewn it all up!!! But it has been worth all the ripping out, measuring and resewing, just to hear little Lily-Kate say 'Wow!' when she saw it on her bed :)
Pam NZ asked:
This is beautiful Desna, and I think Lily-Kate sums it up well with a big WOW! Haven't we learnt so much tho to become confident with a seam ripper LOL... worth it tho!
desna answered:
Haha indeed Pam the seam ripper is our friend now!!! Good to hear from you:) and thanks for the lovely comment

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