Flower Garden quilt

I first talked about this quilt just a week ago. The quilt is based on the classic quilt block, Drunkard’s Path, and set with sashing and borders of the same size as the finished blocks. In this case 4″.

When I started I was just sewing blocks. I hadn’t decided on a finished quilt size.

Drunkards Path quiltI later decided I wanted the finished blocks to stand out more. So I decided to add sashing and borders using the same common size of 4″.

Flowers Garden quilt at Sewfrench

Loving where this was going, I decided this would be a baby quilt and was quickly getting too big. So I made the decision to stop at four flowers. The extras leave me halfway to another baby quilt finish. How many of those do you have?!!

I auditioned a lot of floral fabrics, from my stash, and decided on these two pieces for the back. I think they really compliment the front. One piece was from the 90’s and one was left from a quilt back I made last summer. You know that long piece you have left when you join two widths of fabric to make a back? When you need a piece wider than 44″ but not as wide as 88″? I am always happy to be using up things I already spent the money on!

Quilt back at Sewfrench

I opted to machine quilt, this one. I went with a wavy zigzag between 1/4″ and 1/2″ apart. It created such beautiful texture. I just love it! It makes me want to touch it.

Flower Garden quilt by SewfrenchThis one is shipping out to a sweet, great-niece who was born in October. I hope she loves it as much as I loved making it, especially for her!

Flower Garden by Sewfrench
“Flower Garden”
a Drunkard’s Path variation
Created by Sewfrench
Kona Snow and assorted scraps
Machine pieced and quilted
40″ x 40″

Linking with:
Crazy Mom Quilts
Can I Get a Whoop Whoop
Weekend Retreat

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20 Responses to Flower Garden quilt

  1. Lea Anne says:

    What a beauty! I NEED ONE! The first pictures…I’ll admit I was leery….the sashing pulled it all together…WOW!


  2. Oh I like your addition of the sashing…you are right…it really made those wonderful colorful flowers POP!! A great finish!


  3. claire93 says:

    oh yes, with the white sashing the colours of blocks is stunning!


  4. Dominique says:

    Very nice! Love the texture of the quilting. Good call on the sashing.

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  5. Carla says:

    Very very sweet and perfect for a baby quilt. Love that texture too


  6. Asha says:

    Its Beautiful. I am sure she will treasure it. For sure the white made all the difference to make each of the blocks stand out. The back is so pretty too 🙂

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  7. kris says:

    Love this! I love you added the simple border and it changed the whole look.


  8. Good call on the sashing… it gives your blocks some room to breathe. Great colour palette!


  9. Kathryn Bransom says:

    What a great change from all the predictable pinks for a baby’s quilt. I LOVE your colour choices.

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  10. I love it with the sashing! That really makes the whole quilt look better. It’s such a sweet design for a baby girl. Thanks for linking to TGIFF!

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  11. Sarah says:

    Great quilt- love the colors. The sashing was a great idea- those blocks really pop now!

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  12. klscott52 says:

    You stopped just in time and perfected it with the white. I love the quilting and the backing. This is definitely a Winner.


  13. Elita @ Busy Needle Quilting says:

    It’s gorgeous! Love the bright colours offset with the white. Beautifully done!


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  15. Dawn says:

    I’m going to tackle curved pieces this year. This is cute! And I really likes the scrappy colors.


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