Checkered Quilt of Flowers!

DIY Checkered Quilt

My second quilt ever! The Checkered Quilt Of Flowers! Ohhhh, looking back at my old creations makes me smile. I have learned a bit since then about quilting, but this is the story of how this quilt of flowers came to be…

One day I was just rolling on the ground in my huge pile of fabrics (because that’s what I love to do) and I noticed that I had a lot of floral fabrics… I don’t think I’m an overly flowery girl, so I had to use these floral fabrics up in a creative way. Then a brilliant idea came to me! I would make a floral themed quilt!

DIY Checkered Quilt

DIY Checkered Quilt

So far in my quilting experience (one quilt down) I enjoyed working with squares, so I stuck to what I knew. I decided on a checker pattern of different floral patterned fabrics. Then decided to create a white background to brake up all the bright colors in the floral fabrics. I enjoy lighter coloured quilts so I thought the white would lighten up all the bright floral patterns.

I then edged it in a solid patchwork of different floral fabrics, and bound it with a sky blue binding.

DIY Checkered Quilt

DIY Checkered Quilt

For the back of the quilt I had a bit of floral fabric left over so I created twelve solid floral blocks and broke them up with plenty of white fabric.

DIY Checkered Quilt

DIY Checkered Quilt

I have to say that this is not my favorite quilt that I have made. I don’t think it reflects me or my style very well. I think my style has evolved since then. If I could do this quilt over I would not have used so many bright colors. I would put some more muted flower prints in it and I would change the white background to a white fabric with a bit of a pattern in it to give the whole quilt more texture. What do you think?

DIY Checkered Quilt

DIY Checkered QuiltWell this quilt of flowers is in my collection now but it is rarely used. It lives in a pile of unfinished quilts in my craft room. I would love to get a glass front case to put all of my quilts (like this one,  or this one, or my favorite this one). Just imagine the last one full of my sewing creations!! That glass cabinet is my jam! If anyone has one that they want to part with, I’m willing to make a trade. For a quilt perhaps?? haha. Hmmmm, I wonder if quilt bloggers often sell their creations and for how much can they be sold for? If anyone has some input on this I’d love to hear from you.

Thanks so much for taking the time to check out my creations. If you like to follow along with my creative life please subscribe to this blog for all my new updates, as subscribing really helps support my blog. Thank you so much. I hope that this post has inspired you to create something beautiful. Until next time, just love and enjoy creating!!

XOXO JCL

P.S. Here is a bit of Corpus Porpoise Love!

DIY Checkered Quilt

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