Floribunda quilt – because you can never have too many flowers!

I can’t believe I am linking up another finish for this quarter of the year. Having a list of goals is great motivation to keep things ticking over. I would highly recommend joining in for the final quarter of the year if your WIP pile is getting overgrown.

This quilt has a little bit of history…. in fact it goes all the way back to my patchwork start in 2012.

 

Jada Postage stamp cushion

Jada Postage stamp cushion

 

When I found out a dear friend was having her first baby, a little girl, I wanted to make her something for the nursery. I knew she would be showered with clothes, toys and everything a baby could need, but I thought that something unique and handmade would be really special.

Boy, was I right. This cushion then became that gorgeous little girl’s security blanket. It went everywhere with her, and still does. When I found that out, I was fortunate enough to secure a few fat quarters of this fabric to make her a full size quilt, something that will last her for many years to come.

 

Floribunda quilt - Cassandra Madge Floribunda quilt - Cassandra Madge

 

You will recognise this as my Plus quilt – if you haven’t made one of these, I can highly recommend it, and I would suggest having a look at my plus quilt with a lot less work tutorial as it saves you a considerable amount of fabric and seam matching by how I construct the plus. Before quilting, I hand stitched her name on a plain white plus that I had positioned on the bottom left of the quilt.

 

Floribunda quilt - Cassandra Madge

 

The fabric used is Flora by the amazing design team of Lauren & Jessi Jung, a mother/daughter team creating for the Moda fabric brand. I just loved this range, it’s perfect for a little girl who will grow up into a trendy young woman like her mother.

Floribunda quilt - Cassandra Madge

 

Binding is in Daysail by Bonnie & Camille. The green text added just the perfect touch to ground this brightly coloured quilt.

 

Floribunda quilt - Cassandra Madge

 

Quilted in an Edge to Edge pattern on my Handi Quilter Avante – Flower Swirls by Deb Geissler. Just the right amount of flower and whimsy to keep this quilt soft and snuggly.

 

I was lucky enough to hand deliver it to Jada yesterday, who proudly put in on her bed and placed her beloved pillow right in the middle of it. I think she’s going to treasure it for many years to come. Mission accomplished.

 

Linking up with Adrianne of On the Windy Side for FAL2015

2015 FAL at On the Windy Side

 

 

Do you quilt for gifts? Do you ever give away your quilts?

 

 

 Happy Crafting - Cassie.

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3 Responses

  1. This is such a sweet story. Making such a special gift for someone is one of the best things about being a quilter.

  2. This is beautiful – what a lovely idea to make a quilt in the same fabrics as the cushion. Great work!

    • Thanks so much for visiting and all your hard work running the Finish Along Adrianne. I was very lucky to be able to find these fabrics, when I started quilting I never knew how fast prints went in and out of production. Of course, I’m much better at stashing now after a couple of years practice! 😉

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