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Sunday, August 17, 2014


Several years ago I won a door prize from my local quilt store QBee Quilts, 2 paks of 5" x 9 1/2"  Studio E rectangle cuts. The Posies are made from the fabric line named Calypso, one that is now outdated and hard to find. I love this fabric and have used the green in several other quilts in the past!

I found a picture of a quilt with similar blocks and have had it on hand for a while, not knowing exactly where I had found it, and who to give credit to for this adorable block, I designed the one pictured here using Electric Quilt software program.

After having designed and made the blocks I found the designer. Wouldn't you know it is a free and available pattern! The shape of the leaves do vary, mine being a bit more complicated to sew than Moda Bakeshop's pattern named Trifle Dish:Posies.

 The size of Moda Bakeshop's block is 4" x 8", mine is 6" x 12."

Now with quilt top sewn together with Posie blocks staggered I wanted to find the perfect blue or green that would enhance the blocks, the favorite colors of a good friend. Lime green seemed to work well with the happy colors of each Poise. Several years ago it was determined that lime green was the new neutral color. It seems to work well with many colors.

The outside border is going to be a checkered one, an idea I captured by looking at Mary Englebreit posters and pictures that have such borders on many of her prints. I created a Pinterest Board that is dedicated to her art work. In the picture below are the beginning pieces of the outside border.

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  1. What fabulous posies...Very nice!

  2. Joanie - you did a great job working out the pattern! the design and the fabrics all make for a very cheerful and very pretty quilt!

  3. That is really pretty, lovely fabrics.

  4. I made one of these using the Moda Bake Shop tutorial. I made mine as a baby quilt. Your fabrics are fabulous! Visiting from Sew Cute.

  5. What a cheerful quilt! Beautiful selection of fabrics!

  6. How cute Joanie and I think I made something with those fabrics!

  7. Joanie this is so pretty! I like that you made your blocks larger. I was just thinking I would like to make a quilt with large blocks. Thanks for sharing.

  8. I love this one, Joanie. The longer I quilt, the more interested I'm becoming in bright fabrics and high contrast. Oh, heck, I love it all. Anyway, these flowers combine the best of modern and traditional ideas to me.

  9. What a beautiful quilt. I love it!

  10. I love how fresh and happy your posies are!!


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