As usual, Melissa's pattern is beautiful and her instructions are very detailed and clearly written. I love her quilt-a-longs and was so excited to have a chance to join another one of her quilt-a-longs. I decided to make the wall size version (about 30" x 30") as decoration for my sewing room. My 5 year old daughter had other ideas and claimed the quilt as soon as saw it; so the quilt is going to go live on the wall in her room :)
For fabrics, I used a whole bunch of Bonnie and Camille fabrics on a Kona Navy background. I think most of their past 5-6 collections are represented.
I made a couple of changes to the pattern mostly due to the fact that I was making the small wall quilt instead of one of the larger versions.
1. I made the X blocks straight instead of wonky. If this was a larger version and there were more X blocks, the wonkiness would have looked more intentional, but I was afraid that having only 4 X blocks in my version the wonkiness would look more like messiness.
2. I eliminated the pieced blocks and replaced them with the appliqued petal blocks. I really was excited for this quilt along to try some applique because I have only really tried it once before so I decided to use 5 petal blocks instead of the 1 petal block and 4 pieced blocks.
For the quilting, in the background I used a dark blue Aurifil thread to outline the petals and fill in the areas with some tiny stippling. I used a light cream Aurifil thread for the Bonnie and Camille fabrics using a wishbone pattern on the petals and a back and forth squiggle in the X blocks.
I finished the quilt off with a scrappy binding. Thanks for looking!
Here are my work-in-progress posts for the quilt:
X blocks - February 17, 2015
Petal blocks - March 25, 2015
I am linking up the Irish Twist Quilt-a-Long finish post:
I am linking up to Link a Finish Friday, Whoop Whoop Friday, Thank Goodness Its Finished Friday, Finish It Up Friday, Fabric Frenzy Friday, and Show Off Saturday @ Sew She Can.