Floral Fantasy Friendship Four Patch Finale

Floral Fantasy FrIendship Four Patch  Finale

Dear Readers,

Some time back, my FB friend Jill, was kind enough to send me a lovely sampling selection of fabrics from her stash. As we both love florals, I couldn’t think of anything nicer than combining our fabrics to make a quilt, which I named Floral Fantasy Friendship Four Patch Quilt.

This is how I did it.

I prewashed the fabrics.  If you use pre-cuts, this might be of interest.

Wash your Pre-Cuts?

As you know I love scrappy. It’s always interesting how fabrics come to life when they are mixed with other fabrics.  It’s the sum of their many beauties which complement each other.  It’s like making a beautiful garden with your fabrics.

I went about cutting fabrics from my stash.  Click on the link to view the fabrics.  You may remember some of these.

Signature Pre-Cuts from Your Stash 

One of the techniques I used for this quilt was hand dying the background fabric.  I like the dreamy, uneven muted colour of it.  Plainer background fabrics make a nice canvas for free motion quilting.   This is how I used Avocado to make the Antique Pink fabric.

Antique Pink Fabric Dye 

Once I had come up with the design, I decided to make this quilt entirely by treadle.

I did all the piecing on this Singer 66.

Make Your Singer Sing (Part 1) 

This is how the quilt turned out.

All the Quilting was done by treadle, using my Singer 31k 20 to free motion quilt it. I quilted Tulips into the background areas.

Click on the link Treadling Tulips to learn that technique.

Treadling Tulips

I used a  Sashiko style curved Quilting around the floral blocks.

Maybe you would like to share some fabric squares with your friends to make a quilt like this?  You can access all the details for piecing this Floral Fantasy Friendship Quilt here.

Floral Fantasy Friendship Four Patch Quilt Pattern

Now this quilt has gone to its new home.  Thank you for the inspiration Jill. 😊

If you enjoyed this quilt project you may also like this quilt pattern of Country Roses Four Patch.

Country Roses Four Patch Quilt Pattern

Wishing you all a very Merry Christmas!

Susie

2 thoughts on “Floral Fantasy Friendship Four Patch Finale”

  1. Susie, love this quilt. I have a good assortment of floral fabrics, which I love. I have to say how much I enjoy your blog posts. Very inspiring.

  2. Susie,
    My Friendship Quilt is beautiful. Your piecing, quilting and colours are gorgeous. You are very talented and you are 1 in a million. I still can’t believe this beauty is mine and will hang proudly on my wall where Art belongs. Thank You. Jill

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