Vintage Modern Flower Girl Quilt


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This is my most recent quilt finish – a bright, happy, summery quilt which uses Camille’s wonderful Flower Girl pattern and Bonnie & Camille’s collection of Vintage Modern fabrics (with a few other lines mixed in). I won a fat quarter stack of Vintage Modern for my participation in the Vintage Holiday Quilt Along over on Heidi’s blog (fabric provided by the Fat Quarter Shop) and this seemed like the perfect project in which to use it. I enlarged the quilt a bit (adding an extra row) so that it finished at 95″ X 95″ which is an oversized Queen or a slightly short King quilt.

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As with all my quilts, I did a pieced back.


On this quilt, I made sure to stitch a colorful strip about 6″ from the top of the back so that when the quilt is folded down on the bed, it looks pretty.


This was one of the biggest quilts I have ever quilted. I used Tuscany cotton batting which still gives you all the crinkles when the quilt is washed, but is a lighter weight batting so it is a bit easier to quilt on a home sewing machine. I did a meandering stipple type quilting. The binding is a combination of red and salmon colored fabrics…so it is a little scrappy, pieced binding.

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I had so much left over fabric, I decided to make two coordinating pillows to match the quilt. One mimics the front design and incorporates a hidden zipper and pieced back:

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The second pillow is crafted using a granny square pattern and also has a pieced back, but instead of a pillow, I crafted an envelope closure:

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I think they really make the bed look nice!

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I think this quilt is probably my favorite now – I love the summer feel. And the fabrics just make me feel happy. Are you working on something wonderful for summer?


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    • Jeane on June 21, 2013 at 14:13

    It’s gorgeous. And I love the matching pillows! You’re so talented. I can’t sew very well.

  1. What a beautiful quilt! I can see why the fabric makes you happy.

  2. Beautiful! I wish I knew how to quilt.

    • Elisabeth Fox on June 23, 2013 at 07:17

    I LOVE LOVE your quilts, all that you have posted. I am seriously considering learning quilting when I retire. Do you need an expensive sewing machine to do it. I have an old Singer somewhere.

  3. Looks fabulous! I love the idea of adding material to the underside for the aesthetic quality, and the pillows finish it off nicely.

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