Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Retro Flowers no. 3

retro flowers no. 3

When I started off my retro flowers quilt (pattern by Christina of Sometimes Crafter) I originally thought to make them solely in Good Folks, my favorite fabric collection.  But as I came to think about where the finished quilt would hang on our walls, I opted to interject this black text print (Annie's Farm Stand Seed Catalog).


I guess I was kind of trying to mollify Brandon, since my first thought was to hang the finished quilt in our dining room, where that silly painting used to be.  But, within a week I had another quilt in mind to hang there (which is probably just the beginning of the madness?) and retro flowers was destined for another wall.

black + color

Anyhoo, I really dig how the black text print works in stark contrast to the rounded, vintage-inspired flower shape.  There's something kind of ironic about a black flower. In a good way, I think.

a colorful morning!

Just in the same way, I have been enjoying spicing rainbow tones with black as of late.  Yes, it was a very colorful, scrappy-delicious morning as I've been working on yet another project for my curves class.  I wish you much of the same!


  1. Love all of the blocks so far, they look great! I was wondering, are you using the curve master foot as recommended for the pattern or are you doing it the regular way? Your blog is one of my top favorites btw, so inspiring!

  2. Your quilt is going to be beautiful! I think the contrast will be wonderful. I'm interested to see your next curves project, too!

  3. Looks like you are having just too much fun.

  4. Oooh, loving the texty black flower! And looking forward to seeing what that string of things turns into...

  5. Love it! I can't wait to see it all together! So talented!

  6. Reminds me of NCIS...Abby's black birthday lovely!

  7. Thanks so much, Melissa! No, I'm not using the curve master foot. At $25 that's just more than I want to spend. I don't think piecing the curves is that hard with some practice and patience. I figure that if we bite the bullet and learn life/sewing curves will become second-nature in the long run.

  8. Beautiful, striking and very contemporary! These lovely flowers are going to make a stunning quilt! :)
    Happy holidays!!

  9. Love the blocks, I'm also partial to Abby's Black Rose block. LOL

    I did order the Curve Master foot though, too excited to get going on these blocks to take the time to "learn" the hard way. :) Maybe later.


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