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Quilting Floral Reflections 3

Some of you know that the day job has been particularly demanding this month…I have had no days off since I had one on December 3rd.

Therefore, I am not focused on Christmas.  

What little energy that I have had after work, has been spent machine quilting Floral Reflections.  I am determined to finish this quilt by the end of the year!

Floral Reflections

Floral Reflections

I was stumped as to how to quilt the border when I came upon this stencil design in my Electric Quilt 8 program.  I think it is a design that I imported to EQ some time ago.

Floral Reflections

It worked out great!

Floral Reflections

Floral Reflections

Floral Reflections

Floral Reflections

The quilting is finished.  I am on to the binding.

Floral Reflections

I just might make my self imposed deadline!

Floral Reflections

Quilt On!

Floral Reflections Intro

Floral Reflections

Floral Reflections Update

Floral Reflections Update 2

Floral Reflections Update 3

Pin Basted

Floral Reflections Update 4

Floral Reflections Update 5

Floral Reflections Update 6

Quilting Floral Reflections

Quilting Floral Reflections 2

Quilting Floral Reflections 2

The last time that I shared a Floral Reflections progress report, I was considering  what to use for the background filler for the applique blocks.

My go-to filler is stippling, but I wanted to try something different.   I did think about pebbles.  I love the look of pebbling, but I thought that would be too much work.

Cindy Needham talks about sunshine and shadow.  She uses scribbling to create the shadow and emphasize the sunshine.  So I decided to try it!

Floral Reflections

Floral Reflections

Scribbling does indeed create shadow and looks great!  But, for me, on a large project, this is a slow and tedious process!

Floral Reflections

The back.

Floral Reflections

Floral Reflections

Somebody save me from myself!

Quilt On!

Floral Reflections Intro

Floral Reflections

Floral Reflections Update

Floral Reflections Update 2

Floral Reflections Update 3

Pin Basted

Floral Reflections Update 4

Floral Reflections Update 5

Floral Reflections Update 6

Quilting Floral Reflections

Floral Reflections

When I last shared an update about the Floral Reflections quilt, I shared that all of the stitching in the ditch and outline stitching was finished.

But I didn’t share a photo of what that looks like from the back.

Floral Reflections

Now I have.

In general, I am a quilt by the seat of my pants kind of girl.  I don’t usually have my quilting all planned out.

While looking at this quilt, I thought the square blocks needed circular elements.

To get started, I am going to use two circle templates.

Floral Reflections

I traced larger circles around each block using Cindy Needham’s template, and I chose a small circle template to trace ‘berries’  from Karen Kay Buckley’s assortment.

Floral Reflections

Floral Reflections

We’ll see how this turns out.

Floral Reflections

Quilt On!

Floral Reflections Intro

Floral Reflections

Floral Reflections Update

Floral Reflections Update 2

Floral Reflections Update 3

Pin Basted

Floral Reflections Update 4

Floral Reflections Update 5

 

Floral Reflections

Now that the Let’s Sew quilt is finished, the next project on my Focus 2020 list that I choose to tackle is Floral Reflections.  I talked about this project back in November 2019.

Floral Reflections

There have been several updates since then.

Floral Reflections

I don’t have photos of it, but I am currently stitching in the ditch all of the sashing and border seams.  Most of the basting pins are now removed, and the quilt is easier to handle.

I thought that I would be traditional and quilt hanging diamonds, but I have changed my mind.  I am machine quilting, and I don’t want to quilt over the applique, nor do I want to break thread.

Therefore, I will be outline stitching the applique and stitching a filler design in the blocks.

Quilt On!

Floral Reflections Intro

Floral Reflections

Floral Reflections Update

Floral Reflections Update 2

Floral Reflections Update 3

Pin Basted

Floral Reflections Update

My version of the Floral Reflections pattern now has borders and has become a flimsy!

I am so happy to have another very old UFO make it to this stage!

It is approximately 58″ x 72″.

My corner squares are not crooked; it is simply the way the flimsy is hanging that makes them look as if they are not straight.

Floral Reflections

I do, however, have points cut off from the nine patches in the borders.  Oops!

But they are consistent, and I am okay with that!

Quilt On!

For better photos, and more about this pattern, click here.