Friday, March 11, 2011


Another UFO completed and perfect for spring! I am so happy to be finished with this on a number of levels....first I spent a lot of time appliqueing these and it needed to be finished (especially all those hydrangea flowers), I like the colors even if the fabric is a little dated and it is relatively small and was easy to handle for machine quilting (38 x 38).




Virginia Bluebells

The quilting was so much fun, even if it did take a while to do.

It was hard to get some good pictures. I did free form quilting. That is I had no plan when I started  and just sort of made it up as I went. I first quilted the parts that I had an idea about, then pondered on the other parts over the  next couple of days. It was so fun and I never felt pressured to make everything symetrical and perfect!

These are a few details I was very happy with.....the rick rack around the leaves, love the spikey feel. I also like the quilting in the leaf, it feels like a hosta leaf to me now.

The one thing I don't like (isn't there always something?) is how the blue shows through the yellow petal. funny how I did not notice until it was finished! So focused on the quilting.....

Now the big dilemma, what to name it? I will admit I do not have a fondness for coming up with names for my quilts. Usually I just ask my husband but he is not home right now. Any suggestions?

This  pattern is not my design. I bought it at the Lancaster Quilt Show years and years ago! I don't remember the name and I gave the patterns away to Joanne ( J do you remember or still have them?).



  1. Wowsers! You are so talented, Kelly! I just love makes me want to be more into applique! How about.....Spring has Sprung!

  2. Kelly this is awesome!!! Love the colors! i would call it May Bouquet but whatever you choose, it is gorgeous!

  3. It's beautiful! Congratulations on finishing it. I was thinking Spring Flowers for a very straightforward name, but I like Mickie's suggestion of May Bouquet too!

  4. So beautiful! Your work is so inspiring.. every quilt is unique and so beautifully finished! I love the rick-rack around the edges of the leaves.. Hmmm.. that gets me thinking of the visit somewhere in near future!
    To me, plain and simple SPRING sounds good for the name!

  5. It's a very happy quilt and it doesn't seem dated to me at all.

  6. It is really a beautiful quilt and you forget about the blue showing through the yellow.

    'Spring Blooms' comes to mind.

  7. What an absolutely beautiful quilt! Spring Bouquets, perhaps?

  8. Wow! You did a fabulous job on the quilt. The applique is so pretty..I love the ric-rac.. and the quilting is fantastic.

    Your quilts have such a wide range of looks to them. I don't think there's anything you can't do! :)

  9. OMG, it's beautiful Kelly. I'm rubbish at names for quilts. How about spring festival? Your quilting looks fantastic and I love how you did inside the applique.

  10. What a beautiful quilt!! And perfect timing for spring. The quilting is amazing, really adds an extra layer of personality to everything.

  11. Flower Happy!
    The fabric is the right choice for this lovely quilt.

  12. What a wonderful find AGAIN! I can't wait to see in person. I especially like the hydrangeas.

  13. I really enjoy reading your blog. Your quilts are beautiful and your choice of colors is amazing very inspirational!

  14. Since I'm commenting on a post that's six years old, I don't think you will see my comment . . . but I saw this (on Pinterest I think) and it took awhile to track you down. My name is Beth Wiesner and I designed these patterns for my quiz pattern business, Cuckoo Quilts. Candy Bell used to sell my patterns at Lancaster, so most likely you bought it from her. I was so happy to see a quilt finished from one of my designs. You did a beautiful job!


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