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happy flower qal week 15

Well it seems I have a problem.

I've been wanting to make this quilt for soooo long, and have built it up in my mind so much that I'm constantly rethinking my fabric choices for these blocks. Seeing so many lovely blocks on Instagram isn't helping either.  I feel like mine never turn out as pretty as everyone else!

Like so many weeks past, (I haven't even shown all the remakes because it's that ridiculous!) I remade another block this week.

This one is ... "ok", but it seemed a bit to ... I dunno, not scrappy enough? I love all the fabrics ... they're really pretty.  And they look good together too.  It's just kinda .... meh.

I'm SO much happier with this one!!! :)

For both of the above blocks, I finally broke down and added some fabric from my debut Moda collection (the aquas, yellows, bottom greens, lower red, and middle pink).  It's called "First Romance".  I love it so much - bright colours, small scale, dainty florals ... :)

THIS block, however, turned out perfectly the first time!  Yay!

And I finally decided on a sashing fabric ... ;) ... it's also from "First Romance". Please don't be too annoyed with me for showing it to you now, even though it won't be in shops until October. I just thought you might like to see it in case you're searching for a sashing fabric too.

In case you missed it on Instagram a few days ago, here's a pic of most - but not all - of my blocks together. This makes me soooo happy. :)

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Reader Comments (8)

Oh, fabulous! Your blocks and your fabric are gorgeous! This blog post is so inspiring!
June 12, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterElnora
How funny that we all think alike. I had decided at the beginning of this project to just see how the wind blew and whether my own Happy Flower Quilt would come out soft and girlie, bright and happy, or energetic and scrappy. More like an experiment on letting go of the obsessive planning and going with my gut. Alas, I too am remaking a block or two.

Maybe because I am in catch-up mode still, I have only a few blocks tossed aside? I'm also waiting for a layer cake of new fabric to add more options since I was really low on green and blues. My Lecien collection was smaller than many of you from the start.

I love this-my first-qal. I really enjoy everyone's interpretation! Your blog is the best part of my Mondays! Thanks!
June 12, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterKathleen Conner
I LOVE your colors and can't wait to see the finished product.
June 12, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterPenny
I really liked your first block because I am all about coordination so when I saw the pink pinwheel in the center and the outside patches kind of the all the same it made my eyes happy. Then when I saw the remade block in the whole layout it really belongs. FYI - can't wait to see all your First Romance fabrics, they remind me of your pincushion posts from long ago. The finished quilt is going to be beautiful.
June 13, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterCindy from Sacramento
Your blocks are sweet, scrappy and beautiful! Very inspiring!
June 13, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterLouise
Really enjoying how your quilt is coming together! Love the pink borders on every alternating block and how it all looks! So pretty!!
June 13, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterLittle Quiltsong
What a beautiful bunch of blocks!! Gorgeous colors and fabrics. The first 2 blocks are both lovely. I wonder if the reason you like the 2nd one better is because it has more blue in it? If someone asked me my favorite color I always have a hard time picking it. But I have more blue fabrics than any other and when I'm shopping for fabric I always gravitate to blue. Not on purpose but it always happens.
June 13, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterLea
I have done all my pieced blocks except for one and am cutting it now. In the book it says cut 41 5 inch squares for appliqué but there are only 40 appliqué patterns. Are we suppose to double up one?
June 16, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterConnie E Dunn

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