Thursday, October 6, 2011

Terrain Quilt #1

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Did I show you the one of quilts that I'm making with my hoard of Terrain? I recently got the Scrap Basket Sensations book and I fell in love with the quilt on the cover, it's called Picnic. I knew the colors in Terrain would look great in it plus its FQ friendly so its the perfect pattern to use my Kate Spain Designer Select FQ kit with.

Over the past few weeks I have begun to understand the type of quilter I have become. I am pretty fearless, I don't shy away from many patterns. But I also have realized that scrappy doesn't work for me. I need order and my colors to be cohesive. Every time I try to be scrappy I end up spending way too much time making sure nothing touches something it shouldn't. I am sure embracing this quirk will make me a happier quilter. I would also like to thank my friends Carolyn and Tiffany for keeping me on the straight and narrow and not letting me buy fabric for a scrappy project. They both knew that I would not have been happy making it. Where would I be without you gals?

Armed with this new knowledge about myself I started planning my quilt. When I look at this quilt I see flowers, I know there are circles there too, but I saw flowers. After some quick quilt math (say that 3 times fast) I realized that I could get 1 flower from each FQ in the kit. And I wanted to make 16 flowers so I got a few more FQs, something that I love love love getting. And I picked out different background fabric then I usually do. I'm not sure if you can tell but it's not plain old solid white...there are white curly q's on the fabric (I know it's sad but its a first for me). If I had decided top make this scrappy the FQ kit I had would have been enough.

Anyway, I finished sewing 16 flowers today. At first I was having trouble matching every point. They seemed to be everywhere. Once I slowed down I got the hang of it. Here's 12 of the squares on my tiny design wall.

What do you think? Do you see the block that's different? I'm calling that a design decision. I had thought to make all the flowers with a different center, but I didn't want to add any more triangles to the mix. Now I have to decide if I am going to just sew the flowers next to each other or use sashing and cornerstones. What do you think?

Have you gotten your hands on some Terrain yet? I'd love to see what you are making.

Sha :)


  1. AWESOME!! I love it done like this with each individual flower. So pretty!! You are so creative, missy!

  2. I love it. What color sashing were you thinking about? I think it would be lovely either way.

  3. Going to be a lovely quilt. I think you are doing an excellent job! All your blocks look perfect to me.


  4. Looks great! I the flowers - with or without sashing!

  5. Very nice. I do like the one with the triangles in the middle, but I had to really look to find it.

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  7. This variation looks great! I think sashing is the way to go.

  8. Sharon, what lovely quilting you have here! Great blog! I am now following you via Southern Lovely. I hope you will follow me, too! God bless you!

  9. What a pretty little quilt! I love the color combination you have going. You have done a beautiful job! Thanks for sharing this @ Show & Share! I am so happy that you did!


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