Friday, August 5, 2022

Flower Patch is a Flimsy!

I'm still trying to finish UFQ's into the flimsy stage. The latest flimsy finish is my Flower Patch Mystery Quilt.

When I last posted about Flower Patch in May, I had completed the quilt top according to Denise's instructions but I wasn't satisfied. I thought it needed more than a plain border.

I've foundation paper pieced flying geese borders then added a narrow red outside border to add a bit of color to the dark blue.


Each individual goose finishes at 2" by 4". For now the flimsy measures 78" square and will be going to the long arm quilter this month.

I don't normally sew mystery quilts but for some reason I pieced the first block. My daughter loved it and told me to make the quilt for her, so I did!

For my fabric selection, I pulled a variety of darker batiks needing to be used. I thought the blocks were looking dreary so I added the red for some zing.

I've always enjoyed foundation paper piecing which is the method Denise had us use. It was fun to make large blocks for a change.

Linking to Stitch Sew & Show, Needle & Thread Thursday, Peacock Party, TGIFF!, Finished Or Not Friday, Off the Wall Friday, Patchwork & Quilts, UFO Busting, Oh Scrap, Put Your Foot Down

21 comments:

Cathy said...

Love it! I like how the FG border the blocks on the diagonal. I'll have to remember that next time I make an orphan block quilt. Your border of FG really finished it off.

Karen - Quilts...etc. said...

I too like the geese in this one on the diagonal - gives a different look

Carole @ From My Carolina Home said...

That border really looks great!

Ivani said...

The geese borders made this quilt much more interesting. Your daughter will love it.

Alycia~Quiltygirl said...

It turned out fabulous! your Daughter will love it!
I hope you will show it again when it is quilted!!
Thanks for linking to Finished ( or not) Friday

grammajudyb said...

I loved in May and the flying geese border finished it beautifully! Well done!

Carol in Texas said...

I love the Redbirds in this quilt! We have so many Cardinals here and they are always a treat to see. Surely they would have been red no matter the color scheme. I do like this pattern. It is a beautifully balanced arrangement. I’ve gotten pretty tired of the sew alongs that make a different pattern each week or month, etc. They end up looking like a hodgepodge. This quilt looks lovely. I know your daughter will enjoy it.

Carol in Texas said...

P.S. Your flying geese border adds a lot to your quilt! You were correct in adding it I think!

Debbie said...

I really enjoyed watching this quilt come together. Mysteries are a little anxiety centered...nice job.

Pat said...

i love hoe the geese direct your eyes around the quilt!

Jenny said...

Another great quilt top. Love the red cardinals and the flying geese borders.

Frédérique said...

The flying geese border was a pretty addition, the small red outer border too! Beautiful quilt top, your daughter was right to ask it for her!
Thank you for sharing ❤️

Chopin - A Passionate Quilter said...

I love this quilt. I might put the pattern into EQ8 and get rotary instructions. You selected the prettiest colors and it is a beauty! Your daughter will love the finished quilt! Hugs

Sheri said...

I have watched your progress with interest on this beautiful quilt. You are right about the red giving it just the right amount of zing!

Sherrie said...

Hi,
Your quilt is awesome! I can see why your
daughter want it. Have a great day!

chrisknits said...

It is gorgeous! So awesome that your daughter told you to keep going! The addition of red makes it pop.

LIttle Penguin Quilts said...

That's so pretty, Gretchen! I love the red birds and flowers popping in among the blue and white. It's wonderful that your daughter fell in love with this one - so fun to make quilts for family!

TerryKnott.blogspot.com said...

The red fabric was the perfect compliment! What a great top! That is a beautiful border.

Chookyblue...... said...

It's a lovely quilt.... So pleased you daughter saw it and liked it.......

Bleu Mirabelle said...

So lovely! Congratulations from Belgium!

For the love of geese said...

This is fabulous Gretchen, I love the geese and the opposite corner blocks. Beautiful!