I must admit that my happy place stumped me for awhile. Someone else had done everything I was thinking of. I even asked my third graders what their happy places were. I finally decided on my favorite flower - cone flowers. I myself have a very black thumb. I am not a gardener. However my mother grows cone flowers and I enjoy the ones in our local county parks. I love to see the monarchs on them.
Northcott is not only sponsoring a giveaway on my blog today, but they provided fabric to the designers for our patterns. Here are the three fabrics I chose:
39303-84 became the flowers
9025-76 became the stems and leaves
21390-62 became the background
I added a brown for the flower tops and that was it!
I also had a lot of fun quilting my row. I wanted the background to look like a breeze and added some fun swirls to the leaves.
I quilted the brown tops in bubbles and added a fun ribbon detail in the middle of each petal.
You can download the free pattern HERE.
Be sure to visit the other designers sharing there patterns today:
Clever Chameleon | Adventurous Applique and Quilting
Heleen Pinkster Quilt Design
Cynthia’s Creating Ark | Seams To Be Sew
My giveaway is from Northcott - some gorgeous Banyan Batiks. Please be sure to read the rules as shown on the rafflecopter link and can be found here.
a Rafflecopter giveaway
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I hope you get to quilt today!