I finished another version of the “Secret Flower Garden” quilt pattern.
This is the mid-size version, the flower sphere measures 20”. The quilt is 27” square.
Here is how it was and how it is now!
After I did the “colored free motion quilting” on this quilt, I wanted to play again with thread on the background.
I used the thick Aurifil 12wt thread.
As you can see, the quilting really shows! I would have loved a pastel color palette more, but these are the colors I have to hand.
On the flowers I quilted with Aurifil 50wt.
The flowers are fusible raw edge appliqued. The fabrics are from the “Pinhead” collection by Michael Miller.
I LOVE this technique, I think it is one of the fastest quilting techniques.
Raw edges after washing – nice!!
I free motion quilted the background but this wavy pattern could easily be quilted with a walking foot as well.
Here is how I marked the quilt top.