Floralicious Delight is a quilt which dances with glorious colour and pattern. It is a veritable feast of blossomy happiness which swirls and twirls as each square settles into its possie and sings "look at me, look at me". Love, love, love all the busy-ness of all the floral loveliness. When I designed Floralicious Delight I wanted to showcase all those flowery fabrics that had been sitting in my armoire for a long time. I wanted the beauty of these flower-filled fabrics to shine in a simple patchwork quilt.
I started Floralicious Delight last October when the blossom trees first heralded that spring had once again shooed Old Man Winter and his bag of frigid tricks away to his next destination. Spring had happily set up camp ever so entrancingly on my doorstep, adorning my little place with glorious blossomy colour and perfume. The season of spring spoke to me as it always does, with the language of floral delight. Though in saying that, I consider it's always a good time to skip along the flower-lined path and fashion a pretty where there is a flower or two showcased, no matter the season.
Floralicious Delight is a simple patchwork quilt. It is a quilt where a hexden, rosette-type flower sits oh-so-prettily on a 7 inch square of floral fabric. There are 120 squares in all. Each square was then joined to each other by machine into rows, resulting in a quilt measuring 84" x 70". For the backing I used a fabric with large flowers dancing all over and I used this fabric for the binding as well. The quilting was done by hand, stitching around each square and flower. A simple design but that is what I wanted. I adhered to the KISS (keep it simple stupid) rule when quilting. I desired each floralicious square to be the star. I love the wrinkled and soft look of a hand quilted quilt, even though my hand quilting is far from perfect. Once I get in the groove, I can sit and happily hand quilt for aeons as I find the slow hand stitching relaxing and rather therapeutic.
So, another floraliciously, delightful quilt finished. Well, I think it is oozing delightful floralicious-ness....but hey, that's just me. =) Another floraliciously, delightful quilt resting on my bed for a little while. Aahh.......flowers.....and hexies, how they make my li'l ol' heart and soul sing. As it is Sunday tomorrow and for months and months I have been hand stitching this pretty including many a Sunday, I am linking up to Kathy's Slow Sunday Stitching, where each Sunday lovely ladies from all over the world enjoy the pleasure of a little slow hand stitching. Oh....and I will find a little hand stitching to enjoy tomorrow; perhaps a little Sweet Sunday hand piecing to while my Sunday away.