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My Summer Petals

Saturday, November 2nd, 2013

Leaf by tiny leaf I am getting there – 121 squares to date.




Pattern by Brioni Greenberg in her wonderful book: 25 Ways to Sew Jelly Rolls, Layer Cakes and Charm Packs.

I had really thought that the scraps basket would be looking much emptier by now, but I think the fairies must be filling it up again in the night……maybe this isn’t the scrapbuster project that I thought it might be after all.

Don’t wait up….I could be a while…


24 Responses to “My Summer Petals”

  1. Susan Says:

    It’s beautiful!! I am imagining that it’s a lot of fun to work on.

    I owe you an email šŸ™‚

  2. Lun Says:

    Oh I love it

  3. Katy Says:

    Holy [email protected], you’re motoring through that! WTG!

  4. Lush Says:

    I’m with Katy!! Looking fantastic!!
    Lush x

  5. Leanne Says:

    Wow, that is stunning. You are moving awfully fast in my books too.

  6. diane stanley Says:

    wow, Helen, you have been working secretly on this haven’t you? It is so beautiful. Are all the petals already sewn down? It is stuning. How big are you making it? I reemember when you bought Brioni’s book at FQ Retreat.

  7. Julie Says:

    THAT looks like a lot of work, but oh my is it gorgeous! You do such beautiful, truly heartening quilts, Helen! xoxo

  8. Sarah narcoleptic.. Says:

    Oh blimey! What a massive amount of work there! I looks wonderful.

  9. Diane Neale Says:

    Wow that’s a big surprise. I didn’t imagine you’d have got so far! It’s looking wonderful. maybe you’ll have to make another to beat the scrap basket!

  10. jan Says:

    Wow you’ve made loads and it’s looking absolutely gorgeous!

  11. [email protected] Says:

    Wow, are all of those petals hand sewn down? Looks amazing, and must have taken ages to do, love it!

  12. Gertie Says:

    This is so so lovely! Having had a quick look through Brioni’s book, this was the stand-out piece for me. Yours is shaping up to be just as gorgeous! Well done x

  13. Vreni Says:

    It’s looking stunning Helen! I really don’t know either what it would take to make a dent into said scrap basket. I’m having the same problem. Actually, I can’t make a dent into my stash either, no matter how many quilts I make.

  14. Betty van Os Says:

    It’s a beauty already!

  15. CarlaHR Says:

    Such a happy looking work – I must have a look at that book.

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  17. MelD Says:

    I love this more detailed quilt, so very pretty and yet so nicely geometric… ;)!!

  18. moira Says:

    just fabulous!

  19. Kathy E. Says:

    Absolutely wonderful!!! This is a beauty that I know will be treasured. Scrap baskets reproduce like rabbits, 2 in, and a dozen more show up! Happy stitching!

  20. Sarah Says:

    Oh my goodness! There’s so much work in that quilt! Hard to believe the scraps aren’t getting less, isn’t it. That quilt will be a treasure.

  21. Susan Says:

    It is looking fabulous. If the scrap baskets are still full then you will have to make another one. šŸ˜‰

  22. Pam E. Says:

    What a pretty quilt this will be. I can’t wait to see it finished.

  23. Elisabeth Says:

    It looks magnificent! I love how many colours there are in the quilt. I’m lucky, I think, as I haven’t actually got a very big stash or huge amount of scraps. Come to think of it, maybe you could send the fairies my way šŸ˜‰

  24. Susan Ramey Cleveland Says:

    Amazing and beautiful.