Friday, August 20, 2021

Passionflower Quilt Part 1 - The Background

I love the passionflower.  If you've never seen one before Google it.  They are very unique.  I decided to create my passionflowers on a trellis like background.  In order to do this I made wonky four patches.  The light colors are all specialty fabrics: velvet, silk, satin, etc.  The greens are all batiks.  I then sewed them together to form my trellis.  I added a satin stop border (never ravels so) and a green outer border.

Squares all cut ready to make my wonky four patches.  You can see that I varied my lights from white to cream to blush to gray.  The greens also vary in tone and value.

First square complete!

Laying out the first few blocks to see what it looked like.  Yes, I currently have leftover John Deere flannel as my ironing board cover.

Here you can see me arranging blocks on my design wall.

This is the second larger top.  What I had planned for this one didn't pan out.  So it is waiting patiently for the day I do figure out what to put on it!

Stay tuned for more posts about this quilt in the days to come!

I hope you get to quilt today!


  1. This looks great! I can't wait to see it as it becomes what you want it to be! :-)

  2. Before you sew the two layers together, take a stab at the tank top to check whether the neck area or the armholes hole. Emily