Saturday, February 22, 2020

A Most Floraliciously Delightful Finish!!

A lovely welcome to my little place It is a place where there is a floraliciously, delightful quilty finish! I am so very excited! I wonder, do you jump up and down with rhapsodic glee, telling everyone who unfortunately is within earshot of hearing you bang on and on and on; that you have just stitched the last stitch on the quilt you have been working on for what seems forever??? No. Well I do. I suppose I am always a wee bit exuberant with each quilty finish because as I have said on numerous occasions, I am that gal who doesn't seem to produce a quilt in all its glory every other week.

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.

'Tis with much gratefulness, overspilling with many thanks to you, for visiting my little flowery patch. May your day be a floraliciously delightful one

Until the next time........


52 comments:

  1. Party time! Celebrate this wonderful finished quilt, you deserved it! It's a beauty, and will bring a lot of joy and spring into your home!

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  2. Dearest Kim, your Floralicious Delight is truly another masterpiece! I absolutely love all of the color, it reminds me of a field of wildflowers in cheerful bloom! Yes, I’m one who loves to share my creative accomplishments, too. Although not everyone is as excited as as I am, I can’t help myself. We are traveling to what we thought were warmer temperatures this week but apparently Old Man Winter has followed us. We are traveling farther south today and I’ll hopefully have some colorful flowers in my view -at least for a few days. Again, your quilt is gorgeous! Well done, good friend!!😄

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  3. Flowers everywhere.
    Quilts in the air.
    And beautiful pictures to share.
    Thanks Kim for this lovely post !
    Anna

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  4. You have designed a gorgeous quilt, in all it's loveliness, and it fits perfect in your room, the colors just melt together, like they were waiting for one another :) You did a beautiful job with it all and totally understand the need to shout it from the rooftops that it is finished!!! It looks great in your garden too, I would be so worried that a bird would fly by and drop a little package on it, Ugghhh :(
    I know you will enjoy starting a new project soon to stitch away on your Sunday, and I can't wait to see it :)

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  5. CONGRATULATIONS! I must say I would never think to make such a wild busy quilt but I love the results. I love the inspiration I get from blogs, Pinterest, etc because it makes me see that stepping out of my regimented life is a good thing. The closest I would have dabbled into this fabric garden would have been green prints for the backgrounds and flower prints for the flowers but someday I must try a small table topper or something with all the random flowers blocks like you did. I really love all the buntings I see everywhere in cyberspace and that is also on my "projects to do" list. We have sun today which is very nice in the U.S. Midwest. Enjoy the rest of your weekend.

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  6. P.S. I love that large mirror! What are the flowers on the wall? Paper, fabric, wallpaper or? It makes me think of Izzy's room in the nursing home in the movie "Fried Green Tomatoes".

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  7. What a beautiful quilt. Total enchanting. My last blog post is about a quilt I found at a thrift shop . "Colonial Lady" have a look at it . I'm inspired to make a quilt. I like your style with all the floral fabrics. I hope to find some here.

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  8. It turned out beautifully!!!! It really looks like it belongs in the garden with all of the other beautiful flowers, but it is fabulous to bring those flowers inside. Congratulations on such a lovely finish, Kim.

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  9. Your Floralicious Delight quilt is incredibly beautiful, a pleasure to look at. All those flowery patches make us so cheerful, how we long for spring !!!
    Wish you a happy and nice week!♥

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    1. Thank you so much, lovely Loes, for your beautiful words. I have a feeling your part of the world will soon be singing everything spring and pretty flowers. May you enjoy a fabulous week. KimXx

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  10. Congratulations on this gorgeous finish. Your photo shoot really is spectacular :)

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  11. I enlarged all your wonderful photos to the max, then sat back and totally lost myself in all of your "Floralicious Delights." It's a beauty of a quilt, for sure! I just love it!

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    1. You do make me smile, Mary. Your lovely words are always a gift to my day...thank you. KimXx

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  12. Fabulous and unique quilt!How adorable your bedroom is...Everything in your blog is breathtaking and inspiring...Stunning vignettes,almost a Monet's painting!Balm for the soul...As ever!Thank you!

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    1. Do you know. Maristella, that Monet is my favourite artist. I can get lost for hours immersing myself in his paintings. Thank you so much for your beautiful words. It is always a beautiful day when you visit my little flowery place. KimXx

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  13. How beautiful it looks Kim! I am drooling over my computer screen. I remember when you started this beauty - it doesn't seem like so long ago to me. I always say I wished we lived closer but looking at all those gorgeous quilts you have in your room - I think perhaps it is lucky we don't ...... as some of those pretties might just "mysteriously" find their way to my house!!!

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  14. I'd be jumping up and down with glee if I had just finished hand-sewing that beautiful quilt!

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  15. Congratulations to a fabulous finish with Floralicious! A feminine, romantic floral sight to behold. Following along from afar on its fruition has been a real pleasure! The best part is that you shared your enjoyment of stitching each blossom! Definitely quilt show worthy if only you dare let it out of your view.

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  16. Hi Kim, love your hexagon quilt, and to think you only started it last October and all hand quilted I think this is a real achievement. Can’t wait to see what is next.

    Best wishes Kay c Xx

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    1. Thank you so much, Kay. I suppose it's not a whole lot of time in the finishing of this pretty, but then I only quilted in a simple design...phew. I was rather in a hurry to have this quilt finished and sitting atop the bed. As ever, thank you for your sweet visit and gorgeous words. May your week be a beautiful one. Kim Xx

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  17. Oh my goodness! This quilt is so scraplicious! I love each fussy-cut petal on the busy backgrounds. Well done! It is GORGEOUS in its room with the busy wall paper. A true artist created the mood in this room. I love all the photos of it on the line and the flowers with it. Wonderful! I would should a finish of this caliper from the rooftops as well. Normally my finishes get held up as I finish them in the sewing area to show to my husband and son as they sit in the adjacent living room and say, "wow, I really like that quilt" or "nice quilt, Mommy." Then a blog post gets done. Yours is FANTASTIC!

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  18. Oh Kim... this is just such a jam packed post of loveliness!!! Thanks for sharing your completed hexden flower quilt and all your summer loveliness of flowers all over the place too!!! Does your area of the world stay this beautiful year round??? I don't recall seeing snow or other inclimate weather for long periods of time. I totally enjoyed my visit with you today <3 Kathi

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  19. You can see your joy for this quilt in all of your gorgeous pictures. This is beautiful and it looks so wonderful on the bed. WooHoo!. Yes, I tell everyone when I finish a quilt, because I have only completed a handful.

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  20. Congratulations that's a great finish! I Think you deserve to jump up and down. It's lovely to see the fussy cut hexies and it looks great on your bed! Makes me feel that the warmer weather is on its way!

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  21. It's beautiful. I would have never thought of the busy floral backgrounds, but this totally works! Congrats on a lovely finish.

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  22. I so adore this lovely floral quilt. I'd like to try a few in a somewhat smaller project (a table topper maybe). I see that the squares are 7". What is the size of the hexden petal? I've found the papers online, but they come in many different sizes. Floraliciously Delightful fits right in your beautiful gardens and makes a wonderful garden on your bed.
    Pat

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  23. Congratulations it is gorgeous as are all your lovely pictures and garden! Splendidly done!

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  24. What a glorious finish! I adore your new quilt!
    My eyes drank in every detail of the amazing photographs you posted... each one more beautiful than the one before :)

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  25. Dear Kim, you have done it again! This is indeed a fabulous finish, and so very "you". Like some other comments, I would never have thought to pair your hexies with a floral background, my mind wouldn't have come up with that idea. But yours did, and now you have a beautiful floral garden quilt gracing the bed in your glorious bedroom. This didn't seem to take you too long at all, from start to finish. Thank you for taking us on your journey.

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  26. It's gorgeous! Those squares of wall to wall flowers are so, so pretty all together. It looks lovely on your bed....love the cosmos through the window. I caught a glimpse of your fresh mown grass and felt a twinge of envy and anticipation of our next season here!

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  27. Floraliciously Delight is the perfect name for this quilt. It is gorgeous. You are so talented. Have a nice and peaceful week.
    Marion

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    1. How very kind you are, Marion; thank you so much for your beautiful comments and sweet visit to my little Floralicious place. May your week be a fabulous one. KimXx

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  28. Congratulations on finishing this beautiful quilt. I love the name Floralicious, it is so appropriate. I love your posts ,they are so peaceful and uplifting. A little piece of comfort to look forward to. God Bless.

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    1. Why your beautiful words have sprinkled delight into my day. Thank you for the gift of your sweet visit. God bless you too, lovely lady. KimXx

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  29. Hello Kim,

    The perfect name for your latest piece of family history. I am very impressed with the quilt. Looking at your photos it makes me think you should be selling cards. Enjoy your week Kim.

    Happy days.
    Bev.

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  30. Your quilt is soooo beautiful! As a non-quilter I can't find the words to describe how beautiful it is. I think the name just sums it up perfectly. I love visiting your blog and reading all about your beautiful creations and the pleasure and delight it brings to your life :) Best, Jane x

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    1. Thank you so much, Jane, for your beautiful visit and the gift of your lovely comments. I am humbled that you love to read about my little flowery place and all the fancies that are imagined down here. Kim Xx

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  31. I am amazed by your wondrous quilt! Of course this cannot be done in a week and I am stunned with the time and love you invested in this enchanting piece!

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  32. I was so enthralled looking at the bedroom and how you'd decorated that I forgot to look at your scrumptious quilt and had to go back to the pictures again!! lol Of course, all your pictures of the quilt outside with those gorgeous blooms of yours are fabulous. I love hand-sewing, too and find it totally relaxing. When I hear people say they'd do ANYTHING to get out of hand-stitching, I just shake my head. I would be destitute without my hand work though my hand-quilting hasn't gone very far.

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  33. Oh Kim, you do deserve to celebrate this pretty and how it looks on your bed! I can't believe you have only been working on this one since October...wow. Seeing it makes me want to create something similar but then I remember that sane quilting, no matter how pretty, just isn't something I can do. My attention span is dismal at the best of times!

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  34. As much as I loved seeing this amazing quilt amongst all the flowers, it looks absolutely wonderful on your bed. A lovely name too!!

    -Soma

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  35. It is so absolutely amazing! What a huge job. And how beautiful it is with the cosmos and the hydrangea. Keep banging on about it, you deserve to be very proud of that beauty! Anna x

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    1. Thank you, Anna. This quilt did take a bit of doing but it is amazing how with a bit of stitching each day, before you know it, the quilt is finished and sitting ever-so-pretty atop the bed. Kim Xx

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  36. You have the prettiest spaces, both inside and out! Your quilt is absolutely stunning. What a beauty!!! :)

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  37. Kim, oh your quilt (and bedroom too) are like a soft delicate perfume! Simply lovely!

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  38. Kim - oh my - you have truly brought your garden into your home. What a lot of hand quilting - a "labor" of love for someone else equals therapy for you! My favorite shot is the one with the bed reflected in the mirror - so clever. Congratulations on this stunning finish!

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  39. Congratulations on your beautiful finish! So many beautiful flowers. The quilt looks wonderful on your bed. I started this post a while ago and forgot I hadn't finished and commented. Nice to visit it twice!

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  40. Congratulations on your flowery finish. I wish my flowers on flowers looked as good. You really made good time on that one!

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  41. What a lovely quilt! So light and summery, delightful indeed.

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  42. Can understand your excitement. The quilt has come out really well. The floral blocks are a beauty. Beautiful photographs. Each are picture perfect. Prim and proper bedroom and a trimmed garden. I am looking at the shots like a dozen of times and imam coming back for it again.

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    1. Thank you so much, Andrea. I am always up for a photo shoot to showcase my pretties. I always find photo shoots to be so much fun. Thank you for your sweet visit. KimXx

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