September 30, 2016

Hollyhocks

I made this Hollyhock quilt for a mini quilt swap. My partner liked yo-yos and the colour orange so hollyhocks immediately popped to mind!




I started off making the yo-yos because I just love making yo-yos! I needed to make various sizes for the blossoms which would transition to small green buttons for the buds at the top of the ribbon stems.





The background was simple shapes pieced together to create a window. Some free-motion quilting created the shutters and bricks in the wall. I was surprised at how effective the quilting turned out.





On top of the background I added in order...
ribbon stems,
leaves,
yo-yo flowers
& buttons.
And completed it all with a patchy binding.




My partner was very happy! Now I think I need to make one for myself ;o)


Enjoy your afternoon tea & quilted crafts :o)

20 comments :

  1. Очень красиво! Прекрасная работа!

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  2. That is adorable and you make it look so simple!

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  3. What a nice little piece. Lot of work.
    Adding to my dream list as there is
    where it will stay.

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  4. Hi the sweetest ever of yo-yo's the HollyHocks thanks :) Renee

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  5. Love your mini quilt..and the combo of yo-yo's and buttons...now I may have to make a mini of hollyhocks...

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  6. Beautiful! I miss the gardens of hollyhocks that were everywhere when I was a kid.

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  7. This is BEAUTIFUL !!! Lots of work, I know. Lucky recepient !

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  8. Awwww I just love your swap quilt it is gorgeous.Are you going to put out the directions at all? Betty

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  9. GORGEOUS Work.. i loved the detailing you did, it came out perfect!

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  10. très joli,j'aime beaucoup cette réalisation

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  11. je suis sous le charme, c'est très très beau !!

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  12. You should publish this as a commercial pattern! Would be happy to test it for you!

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