Pretty Petals- A Finish!

I must admit that when I saw this little pattern in the Quiltmania magazine that originates from France, I was leary. The designer is Maria Tamaoka for Pinwheels and I wan't sure if my North American skills could match the Japanese author who created this patchwork.

I went my own way like many quilters who want to create something lovely that is very much their own style from any given pattern. I really enjoyed this Pretty Petals Quilt.

And par for the course, I needed to 'see' more embroidery thread and decided a Blanket Stitch was in order.

I thought you'd like to see my fishing tackle box repurposed to my portable thread holder, my hubby stills laughs about this one. 

I find it a little cramped, its not ideal and would love to have any suggestions?

I take all my hand work projects when I travel or even just go fishing. Its a neat way to work on projects when not at home and meet new people!

This mini quilt started taking on a finished look, the green repurposed fabric on the inner border told me it wasn't ready. 

I got brave and decided to use some premade HST's that had been sitting around in a little box for the next border.

I went searching in my stash and came up with the "Lorax" organic cotton fabric in green which sets off the whole quilt don't think?

Quilt Stats:

37 1/2 x 24 1/4 inches

Organic 100% Cotton in "The Lorax" collection from Robert Kaufman on the outer border and backing
100% cotton scraps from my stash
Premade HST from various UFO's which just happened to work out
Warm and Natural Light batting
Machine Quilted at home

And then, I have wonderful news, I'm moving into new larger space and that means my quilting book is going to be a little behind, but still shooting for an early December release.

As you can see, I've got work to do to move things out of the former music room and get organized before snow flies!


  1. Replies
    1. Thanks Jo, I have the luck with me when comes to finding a place for premade blocks.

  2. Dear Caroline,
    the Pretty Petals Quilt is just beautiful. Congratulations on this gorgeous finsih.

    1. Thanks Silvia, I'm glad with how it turned out too!

  3. Gorgeous finish - love that you added Lorax fabric to it! Sorry no advice on thread storage - you have much more than I do :)

    1. Sarah, I'm really glad you noticed my sense of quilt humour with the lorax fabric. Thanks so much your comment.

  4. A new space - how exciting!! As for the thread storage issue - just buy a bigger tackle box (or maybe even three!!). Sort your threads by types and have a box for each category. That way you can just grab the one you need. And who says that only fisher people get to use tackle boxes??

  5. Your petals are very pretty indeed. xx


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