Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Saying "I Do" with Flowers by Scrapatches

A Love Blooms
Flowers by Scrapatches

This flower shaped quilt is my original design.
When I read about the

  "Say it with Flowers" Blog Hop
from the lovely Madame Samm @ Sew We Quilt

I already knew what I wanted to make.

My Daughter is getting married and asked me to be "The Quilter"
for this event and make custom quilts for her reception tables.
I will be making eight of the ones above,
and two smaller ones,
and a special one for the Bride and Groom's Sweetheart Table.
Her wedding color is royal purple and she chose the fabrics ...

The Bride's Choice

This wedding table quilt measures 33 inches across.

For more pictures and the Tutorial
how I made this flower shaped Love Blooms Quilt
please click Here

The detail of the quilting on the back.
I will be adding a label in the center
with the names and wedding dates.
My daughter plans to give these to her new Mother-In-law 
and Grandmother-In Law and her Bridesmaids.

My Second Flower Project
I did have to experiment with the design and when it came time to quilt
I finished this smaller quilt for her Guestbook Table first to try some of the quilting techniques, which includes a decorative stitch programmed into my machine ...
Hexagon Flower Quilt
For the Guestbook Table 
We have a very special idea for the guestbook. 
We are pressing the white daisy fabric in the center of the flower to freezer paper and cutting 6 inch squares
and we are going to provide fabric pens for the guest to
write their wedding wishes
so that they may be later sewed together into the backing
for her wedding quilt.
This table quilt measures 24 inches across point to point.
For the pictures and Tutorial for this
please click Here
Many more quilts to make!
Must keep sewing!

During my breaks from work I will be enjoying all the
flowering projects in this big beautiful blog hop garden. 
Visit all the lovely flower patches today ...
May 29th
Thanks to
Carol @ Just Let Me Quilt

~~~ Giveaway Time! ~~~

If you would like to try piecing

this flower shape ...

I am giving away this small kit

to make one 10" finished pink flower!

I have cut the white petal shapes and small triangles for the center.

If you would like to enter, please leave me a comment telling me which shape flower table topper you like best.

One winner will be chosen randomly from all comments on this post.

The Rules

(1) You do not need to be a follower to win, just leave me a nice comment.
I love comments and do my best to reply to all.

(2)  My new and faithful followers may have one additional
chance to win by leaving a second comment
telling me how you follow.

(3) To be eligible you I must leave a way for me to contact you by email
to tell you that you have won.

I will send my Flower Kit anywhere in the world.

I use google translator to reply to comments in other languages.

This giveaway will close at midnight EST on May 31st.

Winner will be announced on June 1st.

Good luck wishes!

My favorite flowers right now are these, Stephanotis.

My Mother's Day Flowers
Thanks for visiting my Flower Scrapatch today!


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Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Love Blooms Table Quilt

Love Blooms

My first table quilt for my
daughter's wedding is
Quilted and Ready
and looking very bridal!

The Bride's Choice Fabrics

For my  "Say it with Flowers" Blog Hop project
Full Schedule Here
I am making flower table quilts
for my daughter's wedding reception tables. 
I need 8 done by the beginning of August.

I started with a white center,
cut from a 2.5" strip with my

I cut 2.5 inch strips for the next 4 colors.

I sewed the rounds only to the thee outside edges
of the white petal shape.

I pressed, shaped and trimmed after each round.
I used my Hex n More ruler to shape and square.

sewing the last 4th color

my first competed petal

This one is made with all 2.5 inch strips.

It has the distinctive "jewel" shape of the Hex n More.
I like it but I am not sure this is the effect I want.
I am thinking I want a wider dark purple band around the edge of the flower which will also be bound in the dark royal purple.
Back to the cutting board ...
to give the petal a wider, rounded edge...
 For the last round this time,  I only added
two triangles on the side with scraps from my strips.
Then I cut a 5" strip for the last piece.
 Adding the last strip is now 5"

this is the idea ... combining the
Hex n More shape
with my
Quick Curve Ruler
to make a rounded edge for the flower

curved or no?

(This looks  a lot like a half of a butterfly to me. Eureka!
This means there is a Butterfly Hex N More quilt in the queue.
But that is for another day ... or blog hop ;)
I think I like the second one, but decided to defer to The Bride.
The Bride says, "I like the curved petals."

Time to make 6 petals for the 1st flower!

When making the petals to assemble the flowers,
press three inward and three outward
so the seams can be nested when sewing them together ...
Butterfly is on watch for suspicious birds while I press.
just keep sewing

Butterfly says, " You keep pressing. I got rid of those birds.  
Now I'll just rest up for the next invasion."

Butterfly says, "You got this. Cat nap time."
Six Petals!
Time to sew them together!
Katniss is now on quilty helper duty.
detail of back showing seams pressed for nesting
nest and pin seams
 sew, removing pins as you go
 first two petals
sew 3 petals together to form two halves,
press center petal outward to find center point

pin center seam
 nest seams outward, sew two halves together
ready to sandwich and quilt!

 quilting around the flower shape

pin marking and adding the decorative stitch

Katniss inspects my work

keeping the lines straight

Butterfly checks my tension

cutting the flower petal shaped edge

binding the curve

handstitching the binding to the back

close-up of quilting


One done and seven more of this design to go!
For an Alternate Flower Quilt ...
My daughter asked for two smaller quilts
 for her guestbook table and cake table.
 For more pictures and how to
Click Here

More table quilts to make!
Time to sew!

Thanks for visiting my Flower Scrapatch today!

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