“Summer Garden” Finished

“Summer Garden”

Several weeks ago I showed you a block I made for this quilt. As hoped, I finished all twelve rosettes on our road trip to Texas to see Trinity and family. The hexagons were English Paper Pieced using lovely florals from the Nana Mae V line. The hexagons measure 1 1/2″ on each side, and I cut the background squares at 10.” I cut the aqua sashing and first border strips 2 1/2″ wide, and I cut the aqua floral outer border 5″ wide.

After stitching the rosettes, I removed the paper and pressed the seam allowances before appliquéing the flowers to the light yellow print background squares. Believe it or not, I machine appliqued all but two with a fine neutral-colored silk thread on top and a neutral bobbin thread using a slight zigzag stitch. The machine applique is nearly invisible and closely resembles hand applique. I am really pleased with the time-saving results.

For quilting, I chose a pale yellow thread and the “Fleurs” edge to edge design by RoxAnne McTeague. The simple flower and leaf shapes complement the theme of the quilt admirably. “Summer Garden” is hanging at Sew There! Quilts and More in Angier, NC. In fact, the shop has all the supplies and fabrics necessary for making this 45″ x 55″ lap quilt; give them a call at (919) 331-2499.

Are you stitching an EPP quilt project this summer?

4 thoughts on ““Summer Garden” Finished

  1. Great project for a road trip, Aby! It is amazing how much you can get done; I did a bunch of finish work and cross stitch on ours, it makes the miles go twice as fast!

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