Monday, February 2, 2009

Blooming Flowers and fabric help

Here it is at last …. Blooming Flowers. I had help with the name (thanks KDL) and many thanks to all that left suggestions. There are a few suggested names that I will use for upcoming quilts that have flowers in the pattern.

I am go glad that I went with the ‘what if ’ idea which resulted in this quilt.

For such a wee quilt, it has been long in finishing. I hope that you were not bored with my long drawn out photos showing the progress along the way
These booklets were my source for the embroidered flowers. I bought these about 30 yrs. ago and hardly used them until now. I will be planning more quilts using these booklets. Most of the patterns had to be reduced to fit into the octagons.
In search of fabric .....

My SIL wants to make a quilt similar to this one. This quilts hangs in an oncology office at a Terrace, B.C. hospital and she has admired this quilt for a while now.

Do you see the angel fabric? Does anyone know where we can find this fabric?

Have a great day!

19 comments:

loulee1 said...

Your blooming flowers look beautiful.

Barb said...

Love both of the quilts...you did amazing work on the flower one...I just can't get the nack of doing that kind of hand work...

Guðrún said...

Blooming flowers, that´s a great name for a beautiful quilt.

Ethne Illingworth said...

Your blooming flowers stitcheries are beautiful - and the whole panel is fantastic - it didn't take you long to get it all together and finshed - well done.

Teresa said...

The quilt is wonderful and of course you did not bore us with the process. I loved watching the construction of this treasure.

Carrie P. said...

Your little flower quilt is so pretty. Isn't great that you can get ideas from the simplest things. Sorry haven't seen the fabric.

Vicki W said...

It's lovely!

Jennifer said...

That's so pretty!

Andrea said...

It's a lovely little quilt and so nice to see it finished.

*karendianne. said...

Blooming flowers is so lovely. You did such wonderful work. I'm sorry I don't know much about Angel fabric though. :<

I hope the next quilt you make you'll show us the photos as you go. Its fun!

May Kristin said...

Congratulations with a finished
"Blooming Flowers"!
It is beautiful!

Cheryl said...

Thanks for leaving a note on the hexagon site about your beautiful quilt. I have some octagons at home here that would be perfect and I was never quite sure what I wanted to do with them. Now I know!

Kaaren said...

It's wonderful! Thanks for sharing it with us.

Peg - Happy In Quilting said...

Blooming Flowers...what a wonderful job you have done Rose Marie and it has been fun watching the growth of this quilt...

Tracey said...

This is just a wonderful quilt, love the flower designs,

sewkalico said...

Very pretty embroideries and such lovely old pattern books.

Pam said...

The Blooming Flowers quilt turned out beautifully!!

Did you get any Angel fabric? I have a cut out of the one fabric in the quilt - the two angels with the harp inside the red and green circle. I ironed it on a small piece of muslin to use as a label but never used it. It could easily be trimmed around and appliqued onto a background. I also a couple of small fat quarters of angel fabric. I am happy to send them to you.

Betweens said...

Rosemarie.. your flowers in bloom just turned out so beautiful. You are so quick with your projects! and they are wonderful to boot. One day I will be posting some finished projects instead of WIPS..LOL now what are you going to work on??

Kiera-Oona said...

This is really pretty!

As for angel fabric, if there is a fabricland in your area, they sometimes have it available around christmas. I know lens mills here in ontario (in cambridge) used to have some really elaborate pannel quilting stuff, so they might have some if they carry it