It is always a joyful feeling when a quilt one has been working on for a long time is finished. And......with the last stitch stitched on my Spring Blossoms pretty, I am beside myself with great joy! In my sewing room this past week, time has been ticking away as I finished the hand quilting and stitched the scrappy fabric binding to the quilt.
I started Spring Blossoms about this time last year. I had fallen giddy in love with stitching EPP hexies and as I stitched each flower I imagined how pretty a quilt would look with blocks of hexie flowers in a scrappy quilt. So.....Spring Blossoms was born.
Each of these hexie flowers and blocks have as if by magic blossomed into a pretty spring-like quilt.
A simple quilt both in design and stitching. No PHD required here for the stitching of this pretty. The hand quilting too, was simple, just quilting around each block and the flowers. I suppose one of these days I will send one of my quilts off to a long arm quilting connoisseur, but if truth be told, I love the look and feel of a hand quilted quilt. Yes my stitches are not even in length and yes my stitches do tend to wander off the straight and narrow path but I love the soft, squishy-squashyness feel of a hand quilted quilt; something which a quilt loses when quilted within an inch of its life on one of those long arm machines. Oh, the patterns on these machines are amazingly beautiful and may I say perfect (something which I should wax lyrical about seeing as I am a tad persnickety) but somehow I am rather partial to a hand quilted pretty. I will always love the perfect imperfections of hand quilting. Besides, I find hand quilting rather therapeutic, I really, really do.....even if it seems to take forever to finish.
Another scrappy quilt to add to the collection.
There is just something about quilts that dance with scrappylicious colour and pattern and charm, isn't there. I love my Spring Blossoms quilt. It oozes with two of my favourite things in quilting....hexagons and scrappy fabrics. Will this be my last scrappy quilt?? Somehow, I don't think so.
Linking up this week to
Julie's Homemade Monday over at The Sum of Their Stories
Jann's Have a Daily Cup of Mrs Olsen.
Freemotion By the River
Let's Bee Social
Soma's Wandering Camera
Can I get a Whoop Whoop?
Wow Kim your quilt is gorgeous and so pretty,beautiful finish my friend xxReplyDelete
Such a lovely quilt, cheerful and full of promise of a summer to come. Scrappy quilts are my favourite, always something interesting to find and admire. xReplyDelete
I just love your work! The quilt is so cheerful and so is your pretty room! Your attention to detail on your quilt is really wonderful! Well done! Waving from Pennsylvania USA where Autumn is approaching........ReplyDelete
Oooo, I love this quilt! It does sing SPRING and will be a cheery way to wake up every morning. All of those colors will be repeated in your gardens soon so before you know it, you’ll have beautiful blooms inside and out! Have a lovely week, dear Kim!ReplyDelete
WOW!!! Kim, your scrappy quilt is GORGEOUS. I find hand sewing therapeutic, too, and am in the process of making a grandmothers garden hexie quilt. Not sure that I'll ever finish, though.ReplyDelete
So beautiful Kim !!!!!! Love your scrappy quilt !!!!ReplyDelete
Have a shinny week !
i am giddy in love with this one too!! so pretty, so colorful...you did a beautiful job!! and the pictures are beautiful!!!ReplyDelete
I am IN LOVE with all of your "pretties" and this last definitely sings 'Springtime' (my absolute fave season!!! Approaching Autumn here in Southeast Minnesota,USA.....sigh.).ReplyDelete
Your quilt is beautiful. AND UNIQUE. I just love all the soft colors though I admit that I am partial usually to jewel tones. I'm going to look back through your blog to see if I can find the quilt in your stack that has the larger hexies with the self boarder. I want to try that!!ReplyDelete
Oh WOW! How gorgeous! It's spring all over! Well done, colorful girl! I absolutely love it!ReplyDelete
I think of you because I get a quilt magazine (electronically) and your quilts ALWAYS inspire!
Oh, I do hope the weather warms soon. Bill is heading to New Zealand and then Australia tomorrow.
Our gardens are winding down but they are still wild and full overall.
Take care, sweet friend. I love your posts.
That is just gorgeous. I love the scrappiness of it and the quilting is fabulous.ReplyDelete
Oh Kim, your hexie blossoms quilt is filled with Spring time happiness! I am so glad that you share your pretty creations with us to give us a happy smile. I love all the hexie squares in between all the blocks of flowers. Oh, to see it in person would be such a treat, bu at least I get to see through your photos, and be inspired. xxReplyDelete
Hello friend!! Oh how very much I love this finish!!! I have a pile of finished hexagon flowers that the pattern called for them to be all sewn together in rows...but I love your idea so much better, especially because I have so much fabric left over. THANK YOU for the inspiration!!Looking forward to see what you begin next. :) :) Try to keep warm. Smiles being sent your way.ReplyDelete
I was so pleased to see your posting; I had been thinking it had been awhile. Plus one of the last postings I delayed to read until the next day and :( it was no longer available when I chose the time to read it. I just love hand stitching and EPP. Those blooms are gorgeous - your scrappiness always looks so well thought and planned out. I've only done a tiny bit of hand quilting and finally ordered a special hand quilting hoop. I'm waiting for it to arrive and can not wait until I can begin 'learning'. We'll see how that goes. In the meantime, I've been working on a BOM Patchwork of the Crosses. We get the fabric for 3 blocks to sew; it's in reproduction feedsacks and 30s fabrics. As ever, Kim, your projects are the best.ReplyDelete
This is gorgeous. Now your boudoir will be filled with Spring all year round. And you have displayed it most beautifully in all your photos. I also love your pile of quilts - perfect :)ReplyDelete
Oh wow Kim that is just stunning, I do know that feeling of finishing after such a long time, and it is just wonderful. I still have not made a Hexie quilt and would love to one day, and yes there is nothing like hand quilting, I like the look better when the stitches aren't perfect myself, good thing since mine are never perfect. All your pictures are just lovely of it but how special to have it on your bed!ReplyDelete
There is truly nothing as special as spring time when all the earth seems to come alive :)
Your quilt takes my breath away. It is stunning and just in time to decorate your bedroom for Spring. I might add, what a pretty room it is, too. That is a bedroom that guarantees sweet dreams :)ReplyDelete
Oozing with gorgeousness!!ReplyDelete
She looks absolutely positively gorgeous on that bed and in that bedroom.
The work of your hands always amaze me!
Your countryside looks just lovely as you begin your days of Springtime.
Bless you ♡
Kim - all your hours of stitching have yielded a treasure for the ages. Scrappylicious is one of the words you used? Very appropriate. And I like how you had your 'model' posing in the garden with other posies - the daffodils. Gorgeous! Congratulations on wrapping up another delightful-to-the-eye project!ReplyDelete
Thank you, lovely Angie. Kim XxDelete
Oh MY! Dear Kim .. how very beautiful indeed! How do you ever sleep in that beautiful room with so many pretties? I would just lie there looking & touching all those gorgeous fabrics & lovely things. You have done a stunning job of it ... & those daffodils! Are they at your place? Just beautiful. It is raining sideways here today & hard to imagine that it is the third day of spring.ReplyDelete
I caught sight of your lovely creation on my way to the laundry and just had to sit down to tell you how beautiful your newly finished quilt is! It truly looks right at home with your other quilts, as well as with the daffodils. xReplyDelete
I sure hope it's not your last quilt. As beautiful as this one is I hope there is more to come. I love that you hand quilted it. It makes it that much more special. You've poured so much time and love into it. I think that's what makes quilts so special is all the love that goes into them. You make beautiful things Kim. You are a real artist and inspiration. Blessings to you sweet friend. ♥ReplyDelete
Kim!! Love Love Love this quilt!!ReplyDelete
Thank you so much, Rhonda. I must admit I am rather enamoured with it, too. =) Kim XxDelete
Oh Kim, your quilts are so beautiful and a pleasure to watch.ReplyDelete
Your precious hands create a flowery world!!
Have a nice and blessed week.
My hands are at their happiest when creating a flowery world, lovely Loes. May you have a beautifully blessed week too, lovely lady♥ Kim XxDelete
Oh what a beautiful finish that is. The colours are definitely very fresh and spring like and the design may be simple but it is very effective. What a gorgeous collection of fabrics too. Yes I agree, there is nothing like handquilting and I too find it very soothing and therapeutic - I just wish there were more hours in the day or even a extra day in the week! xxReplyDelete
Stunning work, Kim! I love it! The colors and design are so cheerful. I'm glad to be back, I've missed you during my summer break, my friend.ReplyDelete
Your quilt is absolutely beautiful! I love seeing your room and peeks of your other beautiful Quilts. Hugs,ReplyDelete
I love your posts. They always lift my spirits and inspire me. The quilt is a delight and the pitcher holding the daffs is so beautiful! I wish you posted more often so I could bask in your lovely world.ReplyDelete
I know, it is sometimes a long time between drinks, here at Sarah Lizzie's, isn't it. =) I sometimes wish I was one of those bloggers who post more frequently, but alas time runs away from me down here. Perhaps I could order a few more hours in my day. Thank you for your sweet visit, lovely Carole. Kim XxDelete
Love your wonderful hexagon quilt, like you I love hexagons and the softness of hand quilting.
Love your blog so inspirational. Glad spring is on its way to you, just going in to autumn here in the uk
Best wishes Kay C
I have found a kindred spirit in you, lovely Kay. =) Aah...hexagons and hand quilting....both are wonderful aren't they. Thank you so much for your sweet visit and lovely comments. So Autumn is beginning at your place, how wonderful. I always love the glorious hues of the autumnal trees, though I am so very happy that Spring is here and then Summer that will follow. Kim XxDelete
Another beautiful quilt bobbing in the wind with the daffodils. gorgeous fabrics and hexies Kim, a perfect addition to your decor and pretty quilt collection. As you say there is something special about a handmade quilt, perfect in its unperfectnessReplyDelete
I do love your quilts, and this is no exception. So pretty! The color and design is wonderfully cheerful.ReplyDelete
Absolutely beautiful, Kim. I think hand stitched quilts are wonderful! A real treasure.ReplyDelete
Such gorgeous colours in your quilt, too.
Glad to hear spring knocks softly at your garden gate.
Thank you, dear Dixie. Spring's knock is ever so soft but soon it will be deafening....sooooo excited! KimXxDelete
Be still my beating heart, how beautiful is your quilt, I what to use the word sumptuous as I imagine feeling it with those gorgeous flowers xxReplyDelete
How sweet of you, thank you so much, lovely Cheryl. Me thinks sumptuous is a most wonderful word. =) Hope you are enjoying a beautiful day, beautiful lady. Kim XxDelete
Kim, your scrappy flowers are quilted into a forever garden quilt. It will forever be spring all snuggled down underneath this. xoReplyDelete
Great timing! Now you can enjoy spring in any season.ReplyDelete
If I had such a pretty workspace my family would never see me! I love your quilt and agree with you about the appeal of hand stitching; I admire the machine quilting but the quilts I want to pick up and snuggle under are always hand stitched.ReplyDelete
Very very sweet! And I love your daffodils. I was just looking through one of those gardening catalogs you get in the post and it was all about planting daffodils for our next spring. Lovely time! Anna xReplyDelete
Thank you, lovely Anna. You must order some Daffodils for next Spring. Kim XxDelete
This sweet quilt is the echo of your beautiful garden. How lovely! Your pile of quilts exudes comfort. Enjoy :)ReplyDelete
Just gorgeous! I am so glad I checked my sidebar for your new post. For some reason I have not been getting email notifications for new posts from bloggers I follow. It is really annoying! But now I am happy to have seen this post with the prettiest floral quilt and just in time for Spring to arrive for you. We are anxiously awaiting the cooler weather because it has been SO hot here. I wish Spring warmth for you and cool Fall days for me!ReplyDelete
I have been following the progress of your quilt Kim and you must be proud because it is a true work of art! It is really a unique advent of spring!ReplyDelete
Oh my gosh Kim, it is gorgeous! And to think you are saying it was an easy quilt. :) I adore hand quilting, but if I waited to do that on mine they would never get done. I love the imperfect look and sending them out is getting so expensive. I've really slowed down. Working on a baby quilt for a new great grand. Oh my, what a surprise hubby found out on our porch last night. A special package from you all the way from down under. My pillow, (cushion) is absolutely sheer delight! I love the fact that you created each and every one of those posies!! The colors are perfect and I will cherish it forever. I am feeling quite bad that it cost so much to ship it. I really would like to send you some money. I cherish your friendship and aspire to be like you!!ReplyDelete
p.s. I'm going to share it in a post in a day or two. Do you care if I share photos of some of the things you have created?
Oh, you have received your little cushion......how wonderful! I have been tracking it on it's journey to you.....my goodness it took a while to reach you. As for you sending money for the postage, I will have nothing of it. Just consider it as part of your gift. I am so very happy you love it. It was a joy to fashion it for you. As I coaxed each ribbon into a pretty flower I was thinking of you and the happiness you give to many. As for you sharing photos of some of my pretties......I don't mind in the least. I hope you enjoy a most joyous day, lovely Jann.♥Delete
I certainly hope this is not your last scrappy pretty, although I have to admit that you outdid yourself on this one. I'm not a sane quilter and I can't imagine the hours that would go into hand quilting a large quilt - I do love the end result though! Congratulations on a beautiful finish.ReplyDelete
I understand the joy when finishing a quilt - they become sweet friends as you work on them. A labor of love!ReplyDelete
Lovely quilt, really pretty.ReplyDelete
Wow, Kim. Your quilt is ADORABLE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Happy September, my friend.ReplyDelete
Thank you, lovely Mia! I have a feeling September will be filled with oodles of Spring happiness. =) Kim XxDelete
That quilt is just lovely! The florrally goodness!! Love that stack of quilts as well - and well, I am a little jealous of your decor - it is really beautiful!ReplyDelete
Another masterpiece, Kim! Oh my...I am in awe of your talents. You are truly an artist.♥ReplyDelete
This is a gorgeous quilt and I thoroughly enjoyed each and every photo to show each angle. I end to only show a couple of angles, and I think I need to be better about showing more shots of my quilts. I really like the hand quilted look too.ReplyDelete
Beautiful quilt Kim and your photos are gorgeous. Love the pile of scrappy quilts.ReplyDelete
Great to see such a colorful and well designed quilt using so many patterns....not an easy task and you did a marvelous job!!ReplyDelete
Thank you so much for your lovely comments. It is a delight to have you visit my little place. Kim XxDelete
Your EPP hexie quilt and ALL of your quilts are gorgeous! I love your boudoir, too -- it's like a secret Spring garden that you can enjoy year-round.ReplyDelete
Thank you, Regine. Kim XxDelete
Hi Kim, what a great quilt! I am also crazy about hexies. This is a super idea for making a quilt. I also love hand-quilting, even if I don't do much of it anymore. Somehow you are so much more connected to the quilt. I am also jealous that spring is coming your way. We are into fall, which I love, but then it will be the cold, dark, long winter. Not so much fun!ReplyDelete
Wonderfully colorful just like a garden or one of Monet's paintings! Such talent you have. Discovered you through Jann (Have A Daily Cup...) as she and I have been blogging buds for years. Lovely pillow you made for her and such a blessed thought!ReplyDelete
So glad to be revisiting this sweet post, Kim! You are very creative with photographing your quilts. Thank you for linking up on Wandering Camera :)ReplyDelete
This is just stunning, thank you so much for sharing with us at Handmade MondayReplyDelete
Holy cow!! You are a girl after my own heart. I love how colorful your quilts are you truly are speaking my language. I am a fellow quilter but have to confess, I don't have the patience to hand quilt. You are not just amazing and talented but a wonderful friend! I saw you over at Jann's place and read all about you and just had to come see for myself!! So glad I did.ReplyDelete
Have a great week!
What a gorgeous work of art and a treasure to pass down. Beautiful quilt!ReplyDelete
How lovely of you to visit my place, Pam. Thank you so much for your sweet comments. Kim XxDelete
I just love all of the bright, cheery colors on your blog. And I just came from Jann's blog... the cushion you created is just GORGEOUS. Happy you will be having SPRING! I am going to embrace Winter only with the fact that Christmas will be a part of it. :) Have a great week!ReplyDelete
That is just beautiful. The work you put into it will be treasured for years to come. The flowers and the colors make it such a happy quilt.ReplyDelete
Just gotta say, thanks for sharing your gorgeous quilt with SYC.ReplyDelete
Just gotta say.....you are most welcome, my lovely friend.♥Delete
Your new quilt is beautiful and perfect for that room! As always, I love the riot of beautiful color in your pictures.ReplyDelete