On my design wall – 2018.02.12

My cherry blossoms modern/art quilt is all pieced. It’s about 16 x 22 inches.  I don’t think I’ll add a border, just black binding.  I’m stumped for a name and would welcome suggestions.

I made a total of 3 blossoms.  I stopped at 3 because I wanted it to be a small piece, and also because I have a very limited amount of the black fabric with gold dots – only 2 fat-eighths of each.   They were left over from the MQG Michael Miller Glitz fabric challenge, and I won a package of fat-eighths as a door prize a couple of years ago.

Next, I had to decide how to piece the blossoms with the background pieces.  Here are a couple of sketches I made.  I used the layout on the left.


Each blossom is made from 6 triangle-shaped pieces to form a hexagon.  I pieced each blossom into 2 half-hexagon sections, each made of 3 triangles, as my plan was to join the pieces in columns.  However, I didn’t want a seam down the center of the large dot pieces, so I cut them as complete hexagons.  That made the piecing a bit tricky.  I sewed the pieces into columns as much as possible, then dealt with the Y-seams.  I won’t lie – there was some un-stitching and re-stitching involved in sewing some of those seams!



Here it is all sewn together, and ready to be layered and quilted.


Come back in a few days to see how I quilt it.  And, as I said at the beginning of this post, I’d love some suggestions for a title for this one.


Thanks for stopping by.  Today, I’m linking up with these blogs – click on the links below, where you’ll find many other creative and inspirational projects.

Nina-Marie’s Off the Wall Friday
Busy Hands Quilts Finished or Not Friday
Em’s Scrap Bag Moving It Forward Monday
Small Quilts and Doll Quilts Design Wall Monday
Cooking Up Quilts Main Crush Monday
Love Laugh Quilt Monday Making

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5 Responses to On my design wall – 2018.02.12

  1. knitnkwilt says:

    You were right not to seam the dot fabric, even though it did add complications to the piecing.

  2. Kristine Pelletier says:

    “Cherries Jubilee” or “Cherry Blossoms Jubilee” – those gold dots make everything festive – like a jubilee.

  3. Donna Nicolazzt says:

    Cherry Blossoms at Midnight

  4. jhimsl says:

    spots of spring, spring spots

  5. I struggle with naming my quilts, so no good ideas here. But I think it’s gorgeous and I’m looking forward to seeing how you quilt it. It was a good decision to leave the dot fabric complete without a seam – it looks fantastic! Thanks for sharing your cherry blossoms on MCM!

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