Friday, April 22, 2011

Burst of Color . . . .

First, you have until midnight, Saturday, April 23, CST, to leave a comment on my Fat Quarter Winners post to win the book and a set of rulers. You can quadruple your chances of winning by also leaving a comment on Nicole's, Lisa's, and Monique's blogs!

This is Lifetime Quilt #41, Thelma's Flower Garden. I got it back from my quilter months ago, put it in the closet, and forgot all about it.


Today I was getting out some of my spring decorations and I remembered this quilt, it sure says spring to me.



This is the pattern I used, Hip to Bee Square, by Humble Bee Quilt Works. If you've been looking for a great pattern to showcase a large print fabric, this pattern is for you.



For the quilting, I just went with an overall swirly pattern. I wanted it to feel like a bee was buzzing around the quilt top, going from flower to flower.


My red couch usually plays nicely with any quilt I display on it.


That's a lot of color on that sofa. Maybe a little too loud for me, but I'm keeping the quilt there through the weekend. It's the only thing blooming around my house!

I hope you have a marvelous weekend,


from beginning . . .


to end.

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21 comments:

  1. Pretty quilt...spring right inside your house...Perfect! Have a fantastic weekend! Love the mug!

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  2. It is a very pretty quilt. Happy Easter to you too Thelma.

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  3. Pretty quilt -- and the red couch is to die for!! :-D Years ago when I painted my dining room a deep, rich country red (Vesuvian Garnet was the chip name! :-D), my mother said it looked like the walls were bleeding! LOL It's her (and my!) favorite room. Your red couch would look great in my house! :-D (along with a lovely quilt or two you've made draped over it!)
    Blessings,
    Mary Lou

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  4. That quilt really pops! Lovely! You're right - that's a great quilt couch - LOL!

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  5. What a lovely way to showcase those large flowers!!! Happy Easter to you and yours.

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  6. Happy Easter Thelma! Love your new flower power quilt!

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  7. Gorgeous!!!! Such vivid colors. How cool is it that you got it just in time for spring. Perfect addition to the couch, blooms outside and in:)


    Ann Flowers
    flowerscrazyq@gmail.com

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  8. Your flowered quilt says 'spring!' Very pretty and it looks great on the couch! The mug rug you made for Nicole is so cute--hop over to her blog where it's featured this morning! Such a thoughtful idea for all your Eventide participants! Happy Easter! Jan

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  9. Thelma, I adore beautiful bright colors, in anything, and this quilt has it all! It is truly breath taking. Such glorious fabric! It looks perfect on your red couch. Since we are still having rain and some snow here in Northern Utah, I think when I drop by each day I'll take a minute to look at your "Burst of Color", it will remind me that we WILL start seeing some signs of Spring here, eventually. That adorable bunny mug completely stole my heart! Thanks for a breath of spring and a morning smile! Hugs...

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  10. Quilt is so pretty!! Love the colors!

    Happy Easter, Thelma!!

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  11. What a fun blog post! Love the spring flowers in your beautiful new quilt! No flowers here for Easter this year...no tulips or daffodils...it's dismal :(
    Your quilts brings the flowers inside!

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  12. Your quilt is a perfect way to bring spring to life (particularly if your weather is like mine has been!) LOVE the bunny mug--cute cute! Happy Easter!

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  13. Your quilt is stunning! I LOVE those huge flowers. So perfect for Easter.

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  14. You really made that pattern come to life! Great choice of colors and cutest mug ever!! Happy Easter :)

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  15. i love it when a sofa shouts to me, your flower garden is the BEST kind to have, and what a cute little bunny keester!

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  16. After 3 years on the grey Oregon coast, I'm beginning to appreciate true, bright colors!! I too, have a red couch - usually with scrap quilts laying on it or covering me while I lay on it! Red - the new neutral!!

    doni @ Oregon coast

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  17. A new book with FQ ideas? Yeah! My stash has some age on it by now (I'm 76) and I'm looking at some pretty old FQs. I'll be happy to win the book. Thanks.

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  18. Very pretty quilt...can never have too many florals in my book....

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  19. And Happy Easter to you! Love the Garden quilt!

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  20. What a glorious burst of Spring colour!
    Happy Easter :)

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