Friday, November 11, 2011

Kim Keiko Flower Garden

My Kim McLean Flower Garden blocks are slowly growing. In fact my first panel has been sitting all sewn up on my design wall for weeks, I just keep forgetting to show it here!!!


It was rather difficult to photograph this long panel (it's almost 66 inches x 10 1/5), in the end I pinned it onto my grey timber fence sideways to try and get the whole panel in the photo.


The blocks for the second panel are done too...just need to be trimmed down and sewn together.


Kim's applique blocks are simply wonderful. Like I've said in the past, if you love applique, you will adore her designs with all their beautiful curves and stems and circles.


I am so in love with Keiko Goke's marvellous fabrics. They make my heart sing with their bright and cheery colours and patterns. Making the strippy backgrounds is a lot of work (not all of those stripes are Keiko fabrics), but I am very happy with the effect, it is going to be a hit you in the eye kind of quilt!!


Have you ever made something from Keiko's fabrics? I know Lurline has sewn a few with other fabrics into gorgeous blocks, and I spied some over at Danielle's place too, what a gorgeous stash!!


My Keiko bloggers bom blocks are also sewn up, now I just need to get around to taking pics of those!! 

46 comments:

BaileyGirl5 said...

These blocks are so saturated with color and great details. I love them!

audrey said...

wow! these flowers are incredible! i love how spontaneous and joyful they are.:)

Stacey said...

Absolutely Gorgeous.....so jealous of the Keiko fabrics!

Oops-Lah said...

It's absolutely wonderful! So colourful and also quite unusual. Can't wait for more.

Lurline said...

So wonderful! Oh, I think I will have to buy more fabrics!
Hugs - Lurline♥

susis quilts said...

dear cathy,your blocks are so joyful,do you piece the backgrounds ,too?happy stitching,susi

Nifty Quilts said...

These are so whimsical, like magic flowers! I love your mix of fabrics. You are a master at color and pattern mixing.

RED PEPPER QUILTS said...

Cathy! Your blocks are stunning - your work is so inspirational. I've not yet sourced any Keiko fabrics, I think they'd get on rather well with the rest of my fabric stash.

I am looking forward to seeing your Keiko Bloggers BOM blocks!
xx

Peg - Happy In Quilting said...

Oh Cathy...I do like these, the effect is amazing...

nicolette at dutchcomfort said...

Just admired your flower garden blocks on the glorious applique blog! Sooo beautiful!!

Lynne (Lily's Quilts) said...

Wow I could spot your fabric choices as being yours at a hundred paces - just beautiful

HoffiCoffi said...

I really like this. You are very clever to be able to use all bright colours but still make the applique stand out. Very nice.

Sarah said...

Gorgeous as usual Cathy! I have been playing with Amy Butlers Lark range lately and am loving it. I must post.... One day! Xx

Maree: said...

Oh I Agree the B/G looks Fabulous...This will be a Gorgeous Quilt...
cheers
8 Sleeps till Our Blog Meet.

Miriam said...

Beautiful blocks, Cathy!
Your fabric choices are wonderful. The applique pieces float above the background!
Well done!!!

Stephanie said...

Gorgeous. It certainly keeps your eyes moving to look at every single detail. Love it on the grey fence background.

*karendianne. said...

Gosh this is lovely, absolutely lovely. Thanks for taking the time to give us some good photographs to enjoy and study. Such beautiful work and wondrous fabrics. This one makes me love quilting more and more.

Barb said...

I can't begin to tell you how much I love this...

Nedra said...

I have been so good about not buying new fabric, but Keiko's is soooo tempting. Your panel is wonderful!

Michele said...

So pretty!

alobsiger said...

Simply gorgeous, Cathy! Bright and brilliant. You are such an inspiration!

SewDownunder said...

This is really very pretty! Love all the colours!

Marjorie said...

I love the pieced backgrounds! Ahh...yet another thing to add to my "to do" list.

randi said...

this is so pretty! and so unique. great work!

Anna said...

these blocks make me smile and I need that these days! simply joyful!

imquilternity said...

Wonderful blocks Cathy! This is one quilt I cannot wait to see finished. You have a terrific eye for combining fabrics, colors and patterns.

Lina said...

WOW!!! GORGEOUS, BLOCKS AND BACKGROUNDS!!! Well done Cathy!

Donna~~ said...

Really like how you've included the solid strips in your backgrounds--a nice unifying feature. They look like so much fun!

Jenny said...

cathy your work is just gorgeous.
i love your projects. always so stunning. now i must head off and find some of these fabrics!

Chookyblue...... said...

wow Cathy.....they look fantastic......

Pinkadot Quilts said...

Beautiful and I love how you did the backgrounds!!!

alittlebitcrafty said...

Wow...thinking"outside the box"...just wonderful! So inspiring as usual!

Cardygirl said...

So lovely Cathy!

pomegranateandchintz said...

Wow!! absolutely stunning!

Kiwifruit-Shiree said...

sew stunning!!

Marit said...

I am so exited about your quilt in progress. It is stunning, bold, playful and so fresh! Have fun with it!

Helen in Switzerland said...

Just gorgeous - and so different!!

meli B said...

Love those Keiko Goke fabrics. Still working towards coming next week. Is there still room for me? I would really love to get a closeup of this latest gem.

Julia said...

Wow Cathy...looks fab!!
Julia ♥

Salley said...

I want to dance in your joyful garden. Such a clever rendition...its lovliness is bragnificent.

Quiltycat said...

Wonderful!...no other to say :-))
The pieced background is just fantastic...great,great work!

Stina said...

WOW!!! :O)
Sure do need to try this out someday!! Means that I really need to shop for more fabrics..lol...
Impressive work!! Love it Cathy!!

Talin's Corner said...

That is just beautiful. Love the fabrics and appliqued flowers.

Laney said...

This is really beautiful - I love all the color and pattern! Now I'm off to read your applique tutorials . . .

Ulla's Quilt World said...

Hi! Greetings from Finland! Your quilts are so fantastic! It's so nice to find other quilters all around the world! :)

Cynthia@aquilterbynight said...

I found this post through Be*mused. I am new to Keiko Goke fabrics and now that I'm living in Japan will keep a lookout for them. Your blocks are just stunning - beautiful and fun!!