Flowers of the Field

April 20, 2015 § 10 Comments

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It’s sunny and warm and beautiful in the Pacific Northwest today!!  Hurray!  Don’t worry (those of you who are still waiting for spring weather), it’s supposed to rain later this week.  But the weather this afternoon is perfect for a little shed exhibit of this quilt.

The blocks were made by the ladies of the Faith Circle for Do.Good.Stitches.  And I assembled the blocks into a quilt.  The inspiration for the quilt was an older fabric in my stash that I had found on sale. The roses of the backing fabric inspired a sort of floral trellis motif for the front created from  basic 9-patch & snowball blocks, alternating, to create the diagonal pattern.

I quilted straight lines on the diagonal to emphasize the bright trellis grid of fabrics. And then added a very organic, folk-like flower motif in the white space.  I am not the greatest free-motion quilter by any means.  But, once washed, the imperfections seem to be soaked up into the wrinkles that make our favorite quilts so snuggle-worthy.

All of the quilts made by the ladies in the Faith Circle are donated to Restore Innocence, an organization that rescues girls from human trafficking.  Thank you ladies for helping to make such a fabulous quilt!

“Therefore I tell you, do not be anxious about your life, what you will eat or what you will drink, nor about your body, what you will put on. Is not life more than food, and the body more than clothing? Look at the birds of the air: they neither sow nor reap nor gather into barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not of more value than they?” ~Matthew 6:25-26

§ 10 Responses to Flowers of the Field

  • Jo says:

    Anita, Thank you for making such a beautiful quilt for such a worthy cause. My heart is in donation quilting, although different ones, but the inspiration of the Bible verse is the same for both of us!! Blessings, sister!

  • Debbie says:

    Absolutely beautiful! Your quilting brings that trellis to life. Nicely done, Anita!!

  • Paula says:

    This is a wonderful quilt. Thank you for sharing.

  • So bright and cheery!

  • Lizzie says:

    I’ve always loved that verse…. Such an indomitably cheerful quilt! Love the simple block combination.

  • bermudagirl says:

    Hi Anita, Absolutely adore this quilt, cheery colors and all. I want it, and that is saying a lot if I both want it and want to make it as not all quilts would I make. This one looks do-able for my skill-set. Where did you get the pattern??? I love your shed as well. Ever since a cruise to Alaska when I was 16 I have dreamed of a life in the Pacific Northwest. I am so jealous!

  • Merilyn Schieber says:

    Love it! It makes me happy just looking at it.

  • Goodness Anita! This quilt turned out so beautifully🙂 I love how the two simple blocks, used together, create such a lovely quilt top. You chose just the right colors to make this such a special quilt. I think you did fine FMQing…that’s on my summer list of things to work on. I refuse to commit myself to any quilt project deadlines (except for a Faith Circle) until after we move…whenever that may be. Just casual, because I want to enjoy it, projects…we’ll see how I do with that!

    I, too, adore your shed🙂 It had such character and makes an excellent quilt photo setting.

  • Beautiful quilt! I like all of your quilts. I love your sense of style!

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