A bright ray of sunshine on this cold Winter day!
I have admired this quilt from Patchwork Please! by Ayumi Takahashi
and as the Winter months just kept getting colder and colder, I decided it was time to dive in!
I didn't want to go out of the house if I didn't have to... so stitching up some bright blooms seemed rather brilliant!
This quilt required paper foundation piecing...
I chose cute, girly fabrics for the middle of the blooms and gingham around the outside...
The borders are pieced with fun fabrics, keeping with the bright, happy feel of this quilt.
I decided to machine quilt narrow straight lines in the sashing. And then added some pick stitching to outline the blooms and the leaves! I think the combination really makes the blooms POP!
I finished it off with an embroidered label!
If you are reading this from snowy, cold parts...I hope it brightens your day! Only a few more weeks of Winter!