This quilt top has been a delight to make. I began it about 18 months ago and decided to piece my background blocks using various fabrics, some from Keiko Goke, others are Timeless Treasures London Subway and Paris Roadmap as well as Lakehouse Annie's Seed Catalogue and Valorie Wells Dehli. I love the effect the pieced background gives to the quilt.
The pattern is Flower Garden Quilt designed by our incredibly talented Aussie designer Kim McLean. Kims appliques are a joy to work with, all her patterns come with 'to size' patterns (no need to find a photocopier to enlarge) and I love the many curves and points and stems and circles, a joy to applique!
All of the bright applique fabrics here are from the wonderful quilt and fabric designer from Japan, Keiko Goke. They are simply delightful often reminding me of crayon drawings. I love her orange fabric with the pink, red and white hearts and it makes a perfect inner border, set off with the gorgeous 'crayon scribbly' purple fabric.
I am very happy with how this quilt has turned out. But how will I quilt it? By hand definitely! With perle 8 threads for sure! As for quilting the flowers, as yet I have no idea! I will probably put this down for a couple of months now, to be quilted when the weather has cooled a little.
Thank you to everyone, both here and on instagram who have encouraged me all the way along with this quilt. I have really appreciated it, you have all helped me to get this quilt top finished! Thank you also to Keiko Goke who spoke about my quilt on her inspirational blog here. What an honour! xo