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I know you aren’t supposed to have favorites, but I do.  This is Beflowered.

She is 74″ x 96″ and her Kona rainbow palette makes me happy.  Her big, varied, blossoms make me happy.  She uses big 8″ triangles (gotta keep it simple somehow) cut using a 60 degree Creative Grids ruler and I love her.  Really really love her.

Of course, I had to have Deborah Norris quilt her and love how it turned out.  Deborah scattered special little motifs throughout the quilt and I just keep seeing new things every time I looked at it.

I love the solids but can’t wait to see what else you all dream up!
Oh my – look at the little curlicues around the edges!

and the little leaves!

And the curls with the sunny rays!  (None of which I am personally capable of executing…)
Sara, from Sew Sweetness, stayed true to her name and was the brave soul who tested this one for me.  Thanks for believing in my design idea, Sara, and to plunging in head-first.  Sara will be posting her version today and she used black blossoms so go over and see!  Oh my – she sent me the sweetest picture of her kids laying out the blocks and it is adorable!  But I’ll let her tell you about that.
I entered this quilt in Blogger’s Quilt Festival.  Have you been there?  There are so many fantastic quilts displayed – makes your mouth water!

The Beflowered patterns are at the printer but will be back soon.  To make her, you need:
Background Fabrics – 1/2 yard of 16 fabrics; select 8 colors and chose a light and medium shade of each
Flowers – 4 yards (Kona® 1387 White)
Flower Centers – 3/8 yard (Kona® 1089 Corn Yellow)
Accent Triangles – 2 yards (Kona® 1173 Ice Frappe)
Binding – 1-1/8 yard (Kona® 1009 Azure )
Backing – 6 yards (Kona® 1009 Azure )
Fusible Web – 10 yards (24” Warm Company® Steam-A-Seam 2)
Tear-Away Stabilizer – 10 yards (Sulky® Tear-Easy Stabilizer)
Appliqué Thread – 30 wt. Sulky® White cotton appliqué thread
Triangle Ruler 8” – 60° Triangle Ruler from Creative Grids®
Happy, happy sewing!

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