After wearing myself out on the long arm 2 Saturdays ago, I spent the Sunday putting my Brit Bee + guest Retro Flowers top together. The original pattern was for a 4 x 4 arrangement with borders, but having made my mum a 3×3 one, I decided that if I was going to have one for myself I wanted a bed sized one. I also decided that I wasn’t going to be making the 30 flowers I reckoned I needed myself (I’m not daft ;o) ) so I
farmed out the work to my sweat shop asked the lovely Brit Bee ladies, to make 2 each for me, and Cindy generously volunteered another one, so that left me with only 7 to make myself, which was much more appetising!
Here’s the top (which I may or may not have been arranging blocks for at 1:30 am on either the Tuesday or Wednesday night the week before (I was so sleep deprived I can’t actually remember which!) Don’t ask me why that time, I just suddenly took a notion before I went to bed at 12:45, and then I got a bit lost in the arranging/rearranging *ahem* In my first attempt at photographing it I nearly lost it across the carpark in the wind and snow, this time I only had to battle the wind, which had marginally died down…
This top will now be going off to Trudi for some special feathery treatment, as really, feathers are beyond me on the long arm right now (both time and experience wise) and I’m hoping we’ll be reunited at FQR for some photo ops with the gang :o)
I love this quilt! The colours look really fresh and summery
It's wonderful and I can't wait to see what Trudi does with it – do we really have to wait until July to find out?!
P.S. Were you LAing today? How did it go? Finished?!
I can relate – about getting lost in the project during the wee hours. Good for you though – it looks great. The orange color really gives it some energy.
Great quilt missus, love the white on orange!
Really really love it. Juliex
Super cool! I love your colorways here and the little cheeky reverse fella makes the top. Great job!
Oooo. It looks fab. I definitely have trying this one on my list!
Love the Retro Flowers – I have never seen a Retro Flowers I didn't like but this one is particularly gorgeous! I especially like the white on orange number hiding in there. Hope Trudi does her usual super work on this one. Fabuloso x
Funny now time just disappears before you know it! Happens a lot here! Lol
It's gorgeous Katy – I love the inverted block and the industrial photo shoot really makes it *ping* (that's a technical term).
Yay!!!!!! Turned out beautifully – nice bit of Trudi magic will make it incredible xxx
Bright and beautiful! Trudi will work magic I'm sure!
This is looking ace K! Love that negative one in there! Jxo
I am in awe of your work.
This is so lovely – the colours, the petals, the composition…great job! Can't wait to see it after the quilting. Yay for teamwork!!
This is beautiful – really love the colour combo and Trudis quilting will look amazing too!
Gosh, just love it Katy!
Love the colors! My favorite is the cheeky little bugger in the reverse colorway 🙂
You did a fantastic job on the layout. It feels organized in that oh-so elusive and yet very appealingly casual way. I always end up sewing two of the same value or color right next to one another somehow. 😉
Oh Katy, I LOVE it!!! And to think I wasn't thrilled about that retro flower. Seeing them all together tho really is stunning. I see why you farmed them out to us, would have done my head in sewing all those up. That reverse one rocks the whole quilt! :)x
FQR sounds like a great time. And your quilt top is sooo retro-flower-cool!!! Love the colors against the white, and I'm glad it wasn't a victim of the wind and snow. xo
If you find you don't like it, you know where you can send it!
Aren't they good girls, it's looking fab!
It's lovely! And I prefer a quilt a size I can use on a bed too.
Love this!! I bought this pattern last year and sadly I only got as far as printing it out. It's super fantastic!
It turned out really well.
It looks beautiful, and the quilting will just add to it. A perfect spring quilt to put on your bed.
It is gorgeous! I love the pops of orange & the reverse block! You did a great job arranging all the flowers.
Looks great, worth all that late night/early morning arranging.
It's very pretty!
Just stunning – congratulations on this lovely work!
Love your retro flowers!! The addition of feathers will be sublime!!
One of the most beautiful quilts Ive seen . The colours, the design – everything about it is so pretty!
This is a beauty and you're right, it is huge. Can't wait to see it in person at FQ Retreat.
Looks gorgeous!! And definitely worth being sleep deprived for!!
Looks wonderful. Proud to be a very small part of it.
I love it! The colors are great!