My first quilt along! I found out about the Wallflower Quilt Along on Cluck Cluck Sew's blog. Since I had the pattern in my "hope to make" pile of projects, I decided to sign up for the quilt along at Bloomerie Fabrics. Their shop is grand and had these collections of fabrics set up for the quilt along. I liked their fabric offerings but chose to use my own stash for this attempt. I'm sure I will be a future customer because the shop is fabulous!
I pulled a variety of aqua, blue, and navy fabrics to mix and match. I love using the feedsack floral (lower left in photo above) next to modern geometric fabrics! The floral lace and the mint, coral, blue floral are also both very old fabrics.
The pattern called for a straight set 3 x 3 layout. I chose to put my own spin on it though. I split one of the blocks in half and offset the middle row. Then, I spaced out the blocks more by framing each with an extra border of white. I liked the original pattern but love the effect of these little changes I made.
I tossed and turned that night as I dreamed of quilting options for this quilt. By the time I woke up, the answer was a new design to experiment with.
I enjoyed the quilt along experience and look forward to trying another one soon!
I will be posting this week at Freshly Pieced and CrazyMomQuilts.