Friday 11 June 2010

Fantasy Flowers Shop Hop Kit Quilt

The lucky winner of the June Shop Hop quilt top is Kelly Dillabough. Congratulations to Kelly. Thanks to everyone who purchased a kit from Picket Fence Fabrics. We look forward to seeing your finished quilts from the Freckles fabric at next year's Shop Hop.

Fantasy Flowers are what I saw when I started making the quilt for the annual June Shop Hop.
Simple instructions are available here. A picture of the Fantasy Flowers quilt is available here. The KaleidoRuler by Marti Michell makes easy work of the cutting for this quilt. If you use the paper pattern, check your printer settings are NOT set for print to fit. This setting may reduce the size of the template.

Start by following the cutting instructions. On a design wall or flannel sheet layout the fabric wedges in a pleasing layout.or follow the layout of the completed quilt. This is a quilt you can play with colour placement. I want to try it again in batiks just for the challenge of placing colours. The techniques I used to make the kaleidoscope flowers are in the attached images. Refer to these before construction of your blocks and you should have no problem with the blocks fitting together.

I look forward to seeing your completed quilts. If you did not participate in the shop hop and would like to order a fabric kit for this quilt please contact the shop by phone, or by email.