Garden Beauty and Dragonflies Buzzing About

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Garden Trellis Quilt

I finished it!  This Garden Trellis quilt is so special to me. All the charm squares in it are from my internet quilt guild. My internet guild send quilty flowers to the members when they need a pick me up.  So these are my flowers! I pieced this at the retreat I went to a few weeks ago. I just love that every time I look at it, I think of my quilty friends. I put a meandering feather undulating across the top. I’m really happy with it. I especially like how the values of the florals move diagonally from corner to corner. I used a variegated King Tut thread, Hobbs 80/20 batting and Bottom Line in the bobbin.

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I’ll be entering this quilt in the KY State Fair.  I know it won’t win a ribbon but it will be fun to see it hung.

I joined The Finish Five by July challenge- so this will be my first of my five. I’m hoping to have two more done today. Wish me luck!

Today, Linda will be picking up her Bug Jar quilt but I wanted to share a close up of the dragonflies I put randomly throughout the top. I think they really add some fun to the top and fold in nicely with her bug theme.

Close up of free-handed dragonfly, featured on a novelty "bug and frog" quilt for a lucky grandson.

The dragonflies and butterflies were all done freehand.

2 thoughts on “Garden Beauty and Dragonflies Buzzing About

  1. i love this. can u share the pattern name?

  2. Isn’t it pretty? I don’t think it is a published pattern, though. I just took a charm pack square, a 5″ one, and cut it down the middle. Then I sewed a 1.5″ white strip down the middle and attached the other side of the square. Then I cut it down the middle again and sewed another 1.5″ strip down the middle and attached the other side.

    After that I arranged them the way I liked them and sewed the squares together. It took some time but was pretty easy. The hardest part was determining color placement in the final layout.

    Try it and send me a picture if you decide to do it!

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