Monday, January 3, 2011

Tammy's Secret Garden - Part 1

I've started on my first quilt for 2011.  It's for my friend Tammy (fortunately she doesn't read my blog so I can post the progress on this quilt) who will be turning 50 at the end of Feb.  Her favourite colour is purple and one of her hobbies is gardening so what better quilt that one that incorporates floral prints and purple.

I wanted a pattern that would showcase some of the bold floral prints that I have collected over the years and found one on the All People Quilt site ( ) but it was almost a twin bed side so I needed to resize it. I used EQ 7 to redesign the quilt and I also took digital photos of my floral fabrics and imported them into EQ 7 so I could actually see what the quilt would like. This is the end result and I think Tammy will like it.

I have all the fabric cut out and now am ready to start sewing.  The top should come together fairly quickly which should give me enough time to get the quilting done for a Feb 27th deadline.  In terms of quilting, I'm thinking of a flower motif in the rows that have the floral fabrics and either leaves or vines in the abstract purple and turquoise rows.


hetty said...

That's going to be beautiful! Tammy will love it!

Needled Mom said...

That will be a gorgeous quilt. What a wonderful birthday present!!

Sand and Sunshine said...

Love it. Looks great.

Angelcat said...

Wow, this is going to look amazing, Vicki. Can't wait to watch your progress.