Dear Friends, my Floral Mosaic quilt is back with me from The Quilter Magazine. It is a nice feeling to have something featured in that magazine.
Here is a larger view of the style shot:
This quilt was designed with piece-makers in mind! I know some of you simply love love love to piece! :) Hopefully, if you decide to use this pattern, you will enjoy working with all the different pieces.
I really like how the navy stands out among the other colors. Don’t navy and red strike an eye-catching combination? I can see this quilt used with patriotic accents. How about you?
Due to the busy-ness of the fabric prints, quilting on this quilt is mainly an allover textured quilting. The motif is a combination of swirls with floral shapes added in. I used Aurifil‘s Mako 50 Cotton threads to quilt over Hobbs Tuscany Silk batting. If you have not used my highly acclaimed Aurifil threads, you have got to give them a try!
The fabrics used for this quilt are from Thimbleberries’ Pressed Flowers, released by RJR Fabrics. Unfortunately the fabrics are hard to come by/no longer available. You might check with your local quilt shops. The kits for this quilt were sold out quite early. You could probably also substitute the fabrics with the other Thimbleberries fabrics from your stash.
The back of the quilt is pieced with fabrics from the same collection. I left the selvage in to keep a record of the name of the fabric collection. I actually saved myself some time by not cutting away the selvage. ;) I love that big floral print. It is also used in the border in the front of the quilt in case you couldn’t get a good look.
For now, this quilt is being folded up and stowed away as I haven’t found a use for it yet. I keep telling myself I need to buy a few quilt ladders to display my quilts, but I haven’t. If you know of any good sources for some nice quilt ladders, PLEASE let me know!
Thanks for stopping by. I hope you have enjoyed Floral Mosaic. Blessings to you!