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Flower Quilts

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  • Total submissions: 35
  • Total countries: 9
  • Total provinces: 1
  • Total states: 17

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A Father's Relationship With His Daughter A Father’s Relationship With His Daughter
By: shout4joy, Pennsylvania, USA

This was in response to American Gothic (the painting). I started thinking about fathers and daughters and what the father’s role should be. I designed the quilt to show how a father should nurture his daughter, giving her a chance to grow strong and blossom.

I used Ricky Tim’s Caveman techniques

Quilt size: width: 20" height: 35 1/2"

Amish Dahlia Amish Dahlia
By: Mary L, Kansas, USA

I made this quilt from blocks that were cut out by my Grandmother and survived my 1984 house fire when she was living with me. It is the same pattern she made for me in the 1950’s. That quilt was lost in the fire, so being able to recreate it was a second gift from her. Hand pieced and quilted.

Quilt size: width: 95" height: 95"

Apple Blossom Table Runner Apple Blossom Table Runner
By: Betty, Missouri, USA

I made this as my first applique project. It was the April free pattern from HomeSpun Hearth. I am happy with the way it turned out. I see more applique projects in my future.

Quilt size: width: 15" height: 42"

Bachelorette Buttons Bachelorette Buttons
By: Lori Draeger, Texas, USA

This little quilt was my Super Bowl Sunday project a couple of years ago. The pattern is from a magazine…I don’t remember which one, though!

It hangs in my living room. The bright colors make me happy.

Quilt size: width: 24" height: 28"

Bloemen in glas in lood Bloemen in glas in lood
By: Ank Zegers, Netherlands

Quilt size: width: 52cm" height: 52cm"

Busia's Dahlia Busia’s Dahlia
By: Marie Glasby, Illinois, USA

This was my first finished quilt made for my mom who loved flowers. My children called her Busia – the Polish version of grandma – hence the name. Although it hung in my first guild show, I was more pleased to know that she used it often especially before she passed away.

Quilt size: width: 70" height: 70"

Checkerboard Tulip Checkerboard Tulip
By: Susan Shamekh, United Arab Emirates

Quilted table runner. My first attempt at applique.

Quilt size: width: 20 1/2" height: 35 1/2"

Em's Pink Delight Em’s Pink Delight
By: Wendy Finlay, Montana, USA

Three days before the event, my daughter asked me what I was making for her 6th birthday. As this request was a surprise desire to me, I had her choose a charm pack from my stash and by adding addt’l stash fabric, I came up with this child size lap/nap quilt. She loves pink and flowers.

Quilt size: width: 34" height: 46"

Floral Table Runner Floral Table Runner
By: SheilaC, New Hampshire, USA

Created using a pattern from Sandy Gervais and Moda Objects of Desire fabric.

This fabric line was not one of my favorites but once this quilt was done, I really liked the way it looks!

Bright and cheery addition to my table.

Quilt size: width: 30" height: 13"

Flower Pots Flower Pots
By: Mary, Washington, USA

These are Freezer paper pieced flowers I made with a Chunky Strip challenge. Purple is my favorite color and these were fun for me! The pattern is from Marsha McCloskey’s “Fat Quarters and Friends” book.

Quilt size: width: 34" height: 41.5"

Flowers for Makenna Flowers for Makenna
By: cyndi hoeller, Missouri, USA

I made this quilt for my first grandchild, Makenna. Sure glad she was a girl. It’s patch blocks with original freestyle needle turn applique, and is hand quilted. (finished hemming it while daughter was in labor!) I was making one for a boy too just in case!

Quilt size: width: 48" height: 48"

Flowers for Miss Joan Flowers for Miss Joan
By: Em Celebrates, Utah, USA

Each year I love planning the Christmas quilt gift for my son’s teacher. Noah is my 8 year old son and asked, “Mom, can you make Miss Joan’s quilt trandional since she is that type and not wonky like your usuals.” Hence, this broderie perse piece for his teacher’s 2010 Christmas gift. Hope u like!

Quilt size: width: 30" height: 30"

Flowers from Wadham House Flowers from Wadham House
By: sheila, Australia

Hand Stitched Machined quilted by myself. The fabrics purchased with a gift voucher received from Ladies in a Daytime group I ran in a past life.

Quilt size: width: 51" height: 51"

Garden's Edge Garden’s Edge
By: Darlee Byron, British Columbia, Canada

This quilt was inspired by the book, “Quilts from the Selvage Edge” by Karen Griska and is one of my personal quilt challenge quilts for 2010. As I love working with selvages and machine applique here is one that has both. This book was featured on my blog in February.

Quilt size: width: 25" height: 25"

Golden Irises Golden Irises
By: QuiltSue, United Kingdom

This quilt was adapted from a design I found many years ago in a magazine. I was keen to try using some gold bias tape I had been given, and this seemed like the perfect opportunity

Quilt size: width: 24" height: 24"

Hibiscus Flower Hibiscus Flower
By: glen parks, Louisiana, USA

From a picture of a hibiscus flower in my yard, I made this piece for a Quilt University class. It was incredible, and turned out far better than I thought possible!

Quilt size: width: 32" height: 24"

Iris Sampler Iris Sampler
By: khowardquilts, Vermont, USA

Appliqued Iris from published sources and my own designs; plus, my own paper pieced Iris inspired by Ruth B. McDonald. Some of the designs were based on photos by the recipient of the quilt. This was machine quilted in rows.
This was one of my first quilts for a sibling.
Size is approximate.

Quilt size: width: 42" height: 54"

Irises in Bloom Irises in Bloom
By: Paula Coleman, Kansas, USA

This was my first applique project I made in Mar, 2006. I also did the machine quilting. My inspiration was my love of flowers and the color purple. Irises are one of my favorite flowers and they smell SO good! This small quilt reminds me of Spring all year long.

Quilt size: width: 18 1/4" height: 17 3/4"

Les paniers de fleurs Les paniers de fleurs
By: Beatrice, France

Free BOM from Jeanne Rae Crafts, entirely machine pieced, appliqued and quilted.

Quilt size: width: 46" height: 46"

Life Within A Garden Life Within A Garden
By: Pat Winter, Indiana, USA

My Crazy Quilt was primarily embellished while enjoying my garden surroundings. Nature is a great inspiring influence in my work. Flowers and insects were worked into this quilt by beading and silk ribbon embroidery.

Quilt size: width: 42" height: 42"

Mariner's garden Mariner’s garden
By: Hilda, Australia

I really enjoyed the challenge of making this quilt last year. First I foundation pieced the central mariner’s compass, and then added the hand appliqued floral triangles, and lastly the borders. I then quilted it on my domestic sewing machine.

Quilt size: width: 75" height: 75"

Mika's Hibiscus Mika’s Hibiscus
By: Sharon Scott, California, USA

I flower pounded a hibiscus in Hawaii before my hubby could get a photo of it. The pounded flower is the label.
So I made this hibiscus to replace the one I pounded and gave it to my sweetheart. Maybe now he will forgive me :)

Quilt size: width: 23" height: 23"

perky perky
By: beth, California, USA

This quilt began with that scrappy pot. Then it needed “flowers”, some embroidery and lots of happy spikes! viola! a flower pot!

Quilt size: width: 22″" height: 25″"

Poppies Poppies
By: Quilthaze, United Kingdom

Fused applique using batiks with painted and stitched detail. I made this in a workshop with Claire Tinsley from Hannah’s Room and gave it to my sister for her 50th birthday.

Quilt size: width: 14" height: 20"

Retro Pinks Retro Pinks
By: Carol Hansen, Tennessee, USA

This is one side of a double-sided wall hanging called “Flowers in My Garden”. A combination of machine and hand applique it represents when the flowers have burst into full bloom. It was made for an international “Spring” themed swap and now lives in Singapore.

Quilt size: width: 19" height: 19"

Rose on the Prairie Rose on the Prairie
By: Linda, Oklahoma, USA

This was made as a quilt guild challenge using paint chip colors that used our initials. I used a pattern from an Australian Quilt Magazine. The bottom was a technique I’d never done before.

Quilt size: width: 35" height: 35"

Sensational Seasons Sensational Seasons
By: Lindy, Washington, USA

Saw this quilt on a magazine cover and knew I had to make it in MY colors, using my beloved batiks! I tried to represent the 4 seasons by colorway. When nearly completed, a small spot ‘appeared ‘out of nowhere on one block, becoming the opportunity to applique a butterfly to hide the offense!

Quilt size: width: 48" height: 48"

Spring has sprung Spring has sprung
By: Chris Jurd, Australia

I made this quilt to showcase the baskets I was given by my sewing group for my birthday blocks. I had the pleasure of filling them with beautiful flowers and surrounding them with a foundation-pieced “fence”.

Quilt size: width: 77" height: 77"

Summer Breeze Summer Breeze
By: Wendy L Starn, Louisiana, USA

Made for a challenge to interpret the photographs of nature photographer John Hartgerink, which were displayed with the quilts at Bluebonnet Swamp Nature Center in Baton Rouge.

Quilt size: width: 17" height: 22"

Sunflower Rhapsody Sunflower Rhapsody
By: Linda Hall, Florida, USA

This is my own design. It has a randomly pieced white and neutral background with fused and machine appliqued sunflowers and leaves. The applique stitch is a narrow zig zag, and I used a variety of threads for texture and interest.

Quilt size: width: 52" height: 52"

sunny days sunny days
By: catsmum, Australia

Based on Gai Perry’s Impressionist Garden book, this quilt was made from go-to-whoa in the 2 weeks after my late husband received the news that his cancer was terminal … it was obviously a devastating time and this quilt was my way of trying to cope with that.

Quilt size: width: 43" height: 38"

Virágok és indák Virágok és indák
By: Marika Szabóné, Hungary

Szeretem szabad gép tűzést minden meg kötöttség nélkül .Nem rajzolom elő a mintát.
nagy kihívás nekem mert autodidakta módban sajátítottam el a foltvarrás csodás rejtelmeit.
Szeretem a fehér csodálatos tisztaságát

Quilt size: width: 70" height: 87"

wiosenna inspiracja wiosenna inspiracja
By: agata jaworska, Poland

Quilt size: width: 20" height: 23"

Woven Sunshine Woven Sunshine
By: LuAnn Kessi, Oregon, USA

Woven Sunshine is a challenge quilt I created for my quilt guild. The background is hand woven strips of fabric. This is an original design. I was inspired by the sunflowers that grow in our yard each summer.

Quilt size: width: 36" height: 42"

Yo-yos garden Yo-yos garden
By: Martine Bronca, France

It started with a line of embroidered yo-yos and I imagined sunbonnet ladies walking through a garden, picking some flowers to make a nice bouquet, and that is the story behing this quilt.

Quilt size: width: 38" height: 38"

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This post was published on August 20th, 2010. Post topics: Quilt Gallery.

5 Responses to “Flower Quilts”

  1. Lindy Weber says:

    How incredible are this week’s quilts? I voted for someone elses’ quilt, not mine! And that was after trying to choose between a half dozen of stunners!!! Great batch, thank you!

  2. Terri Takacs says:

    Life in a Garden ~ is breathtaking!!!!It’s great to see a crazy quilt listed!

  3. Deon says:

    Gorgeous quilts! I’m very, very new to quilting myself and these are extremely inspiring. Someday maybe I’ll even be able to submit one! :)

  4. Freda Butler says:

    I vote for Life In A Garden. It is just beautiful.

    Freda Butler

  5. janet gordon says:

    It gets harder each week to decide which to vote for! Great quilts!!!!

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