Thursday, May 30, 2013

Flowers, Oh, so Beautiful

"SAY IT WITH FLOWERS"  Oh, it is my day, YEAH!!   I truly want to thank Carol and Madame Samm for their hard work.....and for coming up with the idea of a Flower hop.  I am enjoying it sooo much.  Everyones flowers are all so colorful and pretty.   I always had flower beds all around my house.  I would love going out and tending them.  But due to health reasons, I cannot go out anymore. So I have large pots on my porch and patio, and also some hanging baskets.   (it is so much fun going to the green house and picking them out)



  (My husband made me a special watering system to make it easy so I can still enjoy some flowers, so all I need to do is turn the right switches.) 

Well, when I heard about this hop.....I had to join in.  I grabbed my graft paper and pencil and came up with this:




I decided to use my yellow rose printed fabric.  Since I knew it would be all yellow and green, I  decided to add some rose applique in the center.  


Then I drew my rosed that I wanted.  I  started with an 8 inch square on my paper.  Then  I drew my roses where I wanted them placed in the block.  This way I can cut my applique pieces out, lay the white block on top of the pattern and place the pieces where I drew them.  Now all the blocks will be exactly the same.



Then I started making my blocks.  I just loved this fabric.  The roses are so dainty and neat.  I added some dark green here and there to set the quilt off.  

I made 4 of these blocks:



I made 12 of these blocks and fussy cut the center:


12 of these blocks:


Then 12 of these blocks, again I fussy cut the centers.


Then I made my applique blocks, 4 blocks of roses with a butterfly:



Then I made 5 of the circle of Primrose.  I appliqued them all on with 
my machine using monofilament thread. 



After all 9 applique blocks are sewn on, I added some embroidery 
to each block to help show off the flowers.  
Then squared them an 8 1/2 inch block.


Time to put all the blocks together in the order I wanted them.
Oh, then the boarder...wanted to do something different.
I came up with this.  I made 4 of  these:


I added them to the center of each boarder to look like
the blocks flow into my boarder.
I did put a 3 inch green boarder all around the outside.

AND HERE IT IS:


Total size is 70" X 70"

Then I decided to draw some different rose buds.  
Every Anniversary since we were married (38 years) my husband would get me a dozen of red roses.  (He is the best)  So I made a small wall hanging:


I didn't stop there....I made a large bouquet of different colored roses:


I also made a special bag for a special little girl. 
 Our niece and her family are coming down here to visit us in June. (can't wait)
 Their daughter is 11 and would like me to teach her how to quilt.  
So I got special fabric and have a cute little quilt pattern she will like.  
But to put it in, I made this tote for her:


On the front pocket I put a flower, bee and her name.



Oh, what fun this hop is, I just love seeing all these beautiful flowers. I am now going to pour myself a cup of coffee, and one for you, Cause I hope you come along and join me in checking out all the beautiful flowered projects.    Here is todays list:


May 31st

BUT DON'T FORGET THE REST:


What?  A giveaway?  Oh, why of course!    
I am have this DVD from The Electric Company with over 800 patterns and designs to complete your quilts for one lucky person:  




       
Just be a follower and leave me a message.  "What is your favorite flower?"  Mine...Roses, could you tell?

This giveaway is open to everyone no matter were you live.  Just make sure I can contact you.  The winner will be announced on June 5th.  So I wish you ALL luck.  I have this program and I use it a lot, it is great!  I enjoy picking out different patterns from it for my quilts.

Till then

HAPPY QUILTING EVERYONE  and don't forget to check out the rest of the hop.  I promise you will enjoy it.


To get special designed quilts or to see my gallery, check out my site at: http.  ://janesquilting.com

81 comments:

The Thimblemouse of Country Crossroads said...

What an amazing quilt AND you still had time to do more wonderful projects too! Thanks for sharing your quilt 'steps'...lotta work! I have to say my favorite flower is of course...the Magnolia Blossom ;)

apple blossom said...

love your quilts and bag beautiful work

Sewgirl said...

Oh what a beautiful quilt you have made! You should be really proud of yourself! My favorite flower is also the rose!

Patty C. said...

Wonderful works - thank you for sharing ;)

Judy B said...

You have been a busy bee! Love your quilt and the rest of your projects. My favorite flower is Dogwood. Thank you for sharing.

jatajomi said...

Wow, wonderful !
My favorite flower is the sunflower.
Greatings from Germany!

Lavonna ZWB said...

Your quilt is absolutely gorgeous! I am so inspired I want to get busy with my sewing machine. :O)

Nailaa said...

Your work is amaizung :)
and my favorite flower is tulip :)

Grammasheri said...

You designed and made a BEAUTIFUL quilt! I enjoyed reading the steps you took to design and make it. You made it sound so simple! You are truly and artist.

Scrapatches said...

Your quilt is amazing! I love how you showed us the block units and then the picture of the quilt. The colors and fabrics are beautiful. The applique and pieced blacks and layout are very striking. Thank you so much for sharing.

I love all flowers but my favorites are daisies and sunflowers ... :) Pat

charlotte said...

What beautiful work you do. Thanks for showing us your lovely roses.

Gill said...

What stunning projects - I love them all!
I'm sure Noel will love her tote and enjoy learning to quilt with you!
My favourite flowers are sweet peas!
Thank you for sharing!

Fiesta said...

My favorite flowers are hydrangeas. I already follow. Thanks for the chance

Thearica said...

That quilt is gorgeous! My favorite flowers are tulips!

Debby said...

Jane. Your yellow quilt is gorgeous! Your applique blocks are simply amazing and I loved seeing your work from start to finish. Thanks for sharing (don't put me in the contest; I'm a Mac user and can't use anything EQ).

Elizabeth Coughlin said...

Your quilt is gorgeous! My favorite flowers are Tulips and the Peony.

Liz - Moments said...

WOW ...your quilt & wall hanging as are fabulous !!!
Picking a favorite flower is hard fro me since i love them all...but I have to say I like the daisy the best...whenever I see one I have to smile ! :-)

Marla's Crafts said...

Very pretty quilt.I am a follower and thanks for having a give away.

Judy Cooper Textile Images said...

You have been busy! What lovely projects. My favorite flower is the poppy.

Jeanneke said...

Your quilt is my favourite of today!
B*E*A*U*T*I*F*U*L*

Cheers,

Jeanneke.

Dorian said...

Wow, what a gorgeous quilt!! And I love your little applique flowers too. What beautiful work you do :)

Marjorie's Busy Corner said...

Beautiful quilt Jane...adorable!!
Thanks for the giveaway...I love the Iris

Tammy said...

Jane beautiful projects and pictures. My favorite flowers are wisteria

Madame Samm said...

Really Jane you made this beautiful quilt for the hop...holy moly, well you will see....
it is gorgeous..and many think so too

Kathy @ Kwilty Pleasures said...

Just wonderful....love your project! Congrats on placing today!

patchouli moon studio said...

Wow Jane what a fantastic quilt!

Britt-Inger said...

Your quilt is so wonderful. Thanks for sharing

Vickie said...

Your quilt is just beautiful as is everything you made for this hop and your niece ! How sweet you husband gives you your favorite flower. My fav is an Indian Paint Brush, which comes up wild every spring in Texas !

krislovesfabric said...

Beauty of a quilt and your other projects look wonderful too!

Kathy L said...

I am a follower. Love your creations. Thanks for the chance to win.

Carol said...

Your quilt was so gorgeous and had so many pieces...wow! Then you went on to make more? What a woman! Lovely, lovely, lovely...all of them. Thanks for hopping with us! :O)

Just Quilt It said...

What a beautiful, beautiful quilt. Your projects are all exceptional. Noel is a very lucky little girl to have such a wonderful, creative teacher. Thank you for posting such lovely projects for us this morning. And yes, I am enjoying that cup of coffee as I hop.

Patty said...

All your projects are wonderful. Your niece will love her bag. Please don't put my name in your hat. I would rather it go to someone else.I don't do quilts, just small things.

Robin said...

I love your yellow quilt it is the most beautiful I've seen. Yellow roses are my daughter's favorite will have to show her yours when she comes by again. My favorite flower is the iris.

Robin in Washington State
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feltfree på Åsly said...

Its amazing. So pretty your quilt is. Love the yellow colors.
What an amazing give-away

Thanks for sharing Frederika

Nellie Duclos said...

Love your quilt and all your flower projects. My dad had a rose garden so he instilled a love of roses in all of us girls. I don't have much of a 'green thumb' because I have many pollen allergies and have to limit my time outdoors and we are in the process of starting to renovate our house which means a move. The house we will be staying is was my MIL's house and it has a big unruly yard that we are going to attempt to tame. Thanks for the opportunity for the great give-away.

Linda J said...
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Linda J said...

Sorry about that--they don't let you correct or edit yourself so have to start over. You asked about favorite flower----gardenias.

Your quilt is wonderful! The wall hangings as well. And your niece will be thrilled about her tote and the quilting lessons from Auntie.

I could see you had EQ by your printout! I have been using it since version 4. I am a follower from an earlier blog hop. Some lucky person will win your giveaway. Who knows, it might be me!

Siouxzq64@gmail.com said...

Stunning quilt you are very talented. Love the colors, the layout everything!

CharlotteT said...

Jane your work is absolutely beautiful. I really enjoyed visiting your blog.

Kathy H said...

My favorite flowers are daffodils. SUch a great reminder that spring is coming. ALso, the animals in our yard don't usually eat them! Your quilt is just beautiful and so are your wall hangings. I know your niece will love the bag and hope you get to quilt some together.

MooseStash Quilting said...

Wow, what a beautiful creation you have come up with. Love it! You just sit down and draw up things huh? I wish I had that kind of talent! Pat yourself on the back, you've got a winner!

Needled Mom said...

Your quilt is absolutely stunning!!! The other projects are delightful too.

Can we only choose one flower? I guess I would say an iris, but I have a million other very close seconds.

Truffle queen said...

Your quilt is fabulous! Truly a work of art made with loving hands! A show stopper for sure!! Thanks for sharing!

Linda said...

Your projects are all pretty, but the quilt is gorgeous! Great job!!

Abbigail said...

My favorite flower??? How can I pick just one??? I guess it would be the iris. I have over 150 different ones! LOL!
Your items are wonderful! You do great work!
hulseybg at gmail dot come

KT said...

ONe flower? I would have to say lilly or violets or gerber daisies...ok so I can't pick one. Thanks for the chance to win! I have been wanting to try EQ so I hope I win!

Lou said...

Beautiful quilt!!!!! Love the colors and design!
Great job!

vwlady said...

My favorite flower is either Lilac or Peony or Lily of the Valley. I can't decide which I like better as they all have such a wonderful aroma. Great quilt design! Thanks for the chance to win!

vwlady said...

My favorite flower is either Lilac or Peony or Lily of the Valley. I can't decide which I like better as they all have such a wonderful aroma. Great quilt design! Thanks for the chance to win!

Lorene Holbrook said...

your quilt is absolutely beautiful! well done! fav flower? roses!!!

thanks for the chance...

vicki said...

Your quilt is beautiful! Love all of your projects. My favorite flowers-its a tie-are the lilac and the honeysuckle. Thanks for the giveaway. vickise at gmail dot com

Rose Best said...

Love your flowers, and the hanging with roses on it

Mara said...

Lovely just lovely quilt, I am also loving your tote for your niece, have fun teaching her to sew!

Joke said...

Beautiful quilt, just beautiful!

Vicki H said...

What an awesome quilt. You will have so much fun teaching Noel to quilt, she is a lucky student. My fav flower is the daisy. (I follow)

Emily C said...

Wow. Such lovely flowers. Love all the details, and you use such beautiful fabrics and colors. Just awesome.
(I'm a follower)
My favorite flower is White Roses.

tink's mom said...

The quilt is awesome. Loved the step by step growth of it. The rest of your work is also wonderful.

Julia Plunkett said...

Congratulations on being a creative pick of the day! Your quilt is beautiful and I loved how you showed your design process. Thanks for sharing.

CeLynn said...

The quilt is gorgeous! The tote for your nice is just adorable :)

Linda Crosby said...

Love your work. I am a new follower

Cherry's Prairie Primitives said...

You were so busy!! Your quilt is sooo beautiful!!

jan said...

Wow you really did a fantastic job. I absolutely LOVE your quilt! It is gorgeous! I love the combinations of quilt blocks, embroidery and applique. Really nice! And thank you for the chance at the giveaway!

lefuntz said...

That quilt is fabulous and so deserving of a top spot. Congrats.I love the little tote and I'll bet Noel will too. I love mums and sunflowers and violets and... I can't name a favorite. But my favorite computer is a Mac and I don't think your giveaway will work on it. Thanks anyway!

Farm Quilter said...

Beautiful quilt, wall hangings and tote!!! You have been very busy making such beauties!!!! I love iris :) Thanks for the great giveaway!!!

Gingini said...

O wow, love your yellow quilt, amazing! Love your roses too, beautiful! Thank you for sharing! :)

Gingini said...

I almost forgot, my favorite flowers are the rhododendrons. :)

Stitches said...

Beautiful quilt, you are a creative designer..very nice.

Agnes B. Bullock said...

LOVE your roses- this is simply perfect! (all of your projects are)

My favorite flower is also the rose and your applique patterns are wonderful-

sandra said...

All I can say is wow what a gorgeous quilt that you designed and made. You do amazing work and one little girl is going to love her little tote and learning to quilt. Thanks for sharing your creativity with us.

Bente-I like to QuiltBlog said...

-your quilt ist so-o-o beautiful, great work!

Sarah or Semmy said...

Such a wonderful Quilt! I love your colors. I like to use yellow in quilts because it makes me happy to see that color. Maybe because I can't wear yellow. It makes me look like I am ill. I am following you also and now you are in my favorites also. Glad I found you, thanks to the Hop.

Jeanie said...

Your quilt is just lovely! Yellow is one of my favorite colors and your quilt is so sunny and bright. Thanks for sharing!

evelyn said...

Very beautiful. Love how you made the blocks flow into the border.

Flávia e Cristiana said...

Lindos trabalhos! Adorei.

Cathi said...

Your appliqué is marvellous! You made that wonderful large quilt and then more beautiful projects - I'm in awe!
My favourite flowers are peonies.

Corina said...

Your quilt is amazing! And you even had time for some other flower projects!

Karrie Smith said...

I love any purple flower (lilacs, tulips, roses, ect)

Pauline said...

Beautiful designs! Gorgeous quilts! Thanks for sharing.

Theresa said...

What a beautiful quilt! My favorite flower(s) are Tulips and Iris.

Jenny Watson said...

Wow! These flower quilts are looking so nice, I am really impressed thanks for the sharing and just keep it up.

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