Thursday, February 13, 2014

Squash Blossom Lane Quilt

For a while now I've been planning to use up my collection of Tule fabrics by making a quilt using a traditional squash blossom block. I was not looking forward to all those small HSTs (and I love making HSTs!).
Everything changed when I saw this beauty. It was perfect! and it just confirmed it in my mind that that was what I still wanted to make. When I looked at the tutorial she used to make her blocks I was absolutely blown away by the genius of it!

I got to work right away on it and I had a different layout in mind. It just seemed too busy though.

In the end, I decided to go with the same layout as the original one I saw (copy cat!).
It came out a smallish lap quilt at 40" by 52".

I added a few prints from the fabric line Botanics, they match perfectly!

I also decided to try my hand at figure eight quilting. It is a lot harder than it looks! Mine have a distinctive slant that I just could not change. But I'm really happy with how it turned out anyway.

 Used up the last of the fabrics for the backing, yay!!!

6 comments:

Carla said...

Oh my dear, you are an inspiration aren't you : )
It's beautiful and I like your quilting

knottygnome said...

it's just gorgeous! i can't do figure 8 quilting straight either. in fact, i'm pretty bad at all of the more regimented regular pattern designs. i need more practice!

Anna said...

so amazing! I love the layout you picked. So awesome!

Gingersnaps Quilts said...

Beautiful!!

Franziska said...

Looks great!

Laura C @ littleandlots said...

What a stunning quilt! I think adding the Botanics (and is that a Sunprints print?) was a genius move. That hint of the mid-blue and the blue-y green was just what Tule needed to really glow!

Have you seen the Delectable Mountains quilt that Molli Sparkles has done with this tutorial? His is nuts, in all the best ways. I think this block is so smart and addicting.

Your quilts are beautiful and your blog is such a nice space. Sarah of Smiles Too Loudly pointed me here and I'm so glad she did :)