I’m excited to share my flimsy finish for November’s AYOS quilt.
It is best described as a Stems Mini Sampler. I have worked in three of Fig Tree Quilts newest mini patterns. I put in links to Fig Tree Quilts shop site for each pattern if you want a quick way to buy one for yourself.
Here is a picture of the original pattern design by Fig Tree Quilts:
Now, here’s mine. I used a partial charm pack each of Best.Day.Ever. and Fancy.
First – let’s start with the Mini Stems !
Here is a Mini Lollipop !
And finally – Mini Painted Ladies !
And then put them all together!
This center part came out around 30″x31″. The green grass fabric really looks like grass texture up close. I didn’t pre-test it for colorfast – fingers crossed!
Also, when I started off – I wasn’t thinking that I was going to grow it this much. I had opened up a jelly roll of Kona White for the background and I couldn’t (easily) find a matching white when I got to the expansion areas for the sun and butterflies. So – I made do! I think the quilting design I have in mind will help hide the seam lines, and it will be backed with white batting – not a dark green quilt underneath.
I had everything for this quilt (except the coordinating butterfly backing which I got half off from Hancocks of Paducah) in my stash. Here is what I came across for my border fabric which was PERFECT. One yard each of these two pieces from Swirly Girls for Michael Miller. Probably got it on a Flash Sale from FQS :
I finished the last border around 1:00 am this morning. I should have laid this out on a white bedsheet, but it was really late and I was really tired. The green surround is the bedspread quilt.
Finished quilt size is now around 50″x51″. And it is already earmarked as a Christmas present for my granddaughter who was born in May of this year. I see it as a great interactive play mat for now and hopefully it gets washed a lot and becomes a super soft snuggle blanket later.
I’m really happy how it turned out.
Have you done your Mini Stems yet? Can’t wait to see you in the parade! Hop over to Sinta and Sherri’s blogs on December 1st to see all the wonderful garden quilts – I bet there will be a lot of participation this month!
Enjoy the weekend!