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Saturday, April 9, 2011

All my Favourite Things...

Ahhh... i am so excited to visit all of you at Stash Manicure today.
 Let me introduce myself, I am Rebecca from Chasing Cottons. I'm a mum who has a serious addiction to Fabric (and mmm stashing fabric), Sewing and Designing Quilts.
Its getting a little cold and grey here in Australia, so i was wrapped when Madame Samm asked me to be apart of her SPRING Month!!
I love Spring.  I Absolutely LOVE flowers... I'm the type of Gal who as soon as a flower opens up somewhere in the garden, I'm out there with my scissors, to snip and bring it inside, so we can admire its beauty. This passion extends into my quilts. I'm drawn to florals.. if you were to look at my stash, you would find most of them are florals...mmm and a few dots. So, being as though its Spring, Florals and Flowers... I'm delighted to share my Eden's Garden Quilt with you.

Named after my little sister Eden, Eden's Garden is made up of 12 flower blocks. All machine pieced but they have an applique look. I know what your thinking... all those curves!!!... Please i beg of you... Don't be put off by a little curve.. I cant express to you enough.. how easy they are! All you need is your magic weapon...PINS!! I have a tutorial here that includes a section on sewing this same curve. Easy Peasy!
I have used 12 fat quarters for each of these flowers.... BUT ... there is no stopping you from using up your stash.
For each Flower block you need : -
8 - 3 1/2" x 3 1/2" blocks of one colour
8 - 3 1/2" x 3 1/2" blocks of another colour
12 - 3 1/2" x 3 1/2" blocks of your background fabric..i used Kona snow.
I think these flowers would look spectacular used in vintage fabric scraps just cut to size. Or any sort of scraps from you stash.... Who needs to follow rules!!
Perhaps you may want to give one block a try??? You could make it into a Pillow?? You could even sew a decorative button in the centre?? For Stash Manicure Readers, You can download the Template HERE and if you would like the whole complete Pattern to make this Quilt.. you can get it from HERE.
Because I absolutely LOVE sewing...and Making Quilts... I'm hosting a 12 week FREE Online Sewing Class from my blog Chasing Cottons...

 ... It may help you get the courage to tackle your first quilt?? Or those curves? Or maybe you have something you can share?? There is a link at the bottom of each class you can post your own tutorials to help teach 'YOUR' way of doing something... You will find the course outline HERE and the first class just started with a great Giveaway HERE.

Thank you, Thank you, Madame Samm for letting me come visit today and share with you ALL of my favourite things.... Flowers, Fabrics, Sewing and Quilts!! xx

29 comments:

  1. What a beeeeautiful quilt! You are right, it would look lovely in vintage fabrics but also in florals .... and I have a bunch of those I've been saving for some special project! I think I would like to give this block a try as it might be the perfect thing for those florals. The flowers look like they are "spinning in the garden". :-)

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  2. So happy to have found you, Rebecca. I'm reading through your first class now and I am already sucked in. It's great!! Thank you for putting it together. I think I will try one of your flower blocks on a pillow. You make it look easy. :)

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  3. Just discovered that the template link does not highlight. I'll check back later. :-)

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  4. This is just a beautiful quilt - yes the template is not working. I have hopped over to your site and plan on following your wonderful '101'. Fantastic idea for not only new quilters, but this 'old dog' may just learn a thing or too. Thank you for sharing a great quilt and a journey into the quilting world with your class.

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  5. Oh..it looks like the Template link is broken?

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  6. Sorry Ladies....Template should be all working now... Try again!! xx

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  7. Works like a charm! Thanks so much! I am definitely going to give this block a try. :-)

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  8. Thank you Bec for fixing the template file - I really would like to try this - my mom would like it too.

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  9. Good Morning Rebecca...you are without a doubt a serving of spring, from your amazing post, quilt, and pattern instructions. YOU are a gem an up and coming mover and shaker in our amazing quilting industry. You keep following your heart, keep sharing your gifts, you are that talented... a joy!

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  10. Hi Rebecca! I loved your post, and just purchased your pattern. I am excited to try it. Thank you so much!

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  11. What a beautiful quilt! Thanks, Rebecca!

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  12. I love that quilt! So much, it might just convince me that curves are cool! LOL! I'll be heading over to your blog, as soon as I finish here. Thanks for sharing with us! :)

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  13. Beautiful quilt and thanks for the encouragement to try curves. blessings, marlene

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  14. That is so beautiful. I don't know if I am brave enough to try it for myself but I may try making one flower to see how I do. Thank you for the instructions.

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  15. Every now and then I'll see a quilt that just makes my skirt fly up - and YOURS is one of them! Now that my skirt is back down around my ankles, let me just say that I am going to make your quilt starting today - like in 5 minutes - as soon as I hit send! I absolutely LOVE it! Hey Samm...you should have a page where people post quilts or things they've done from the tips, patterns, suggestions of those who post...I'm just saying, you know, in all your free time! Hahahahaha...as if! Love you! Nan

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  16. my oh my, what talent you have, and thanks for sharing your gift with us, this is a beautiful quilt. howdy kate

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  17. Such a beautiful quilt, Rebecca! And thanks for hosting Quilting 101 - my "sewing sisters" are very excited about it!!

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  18. Hi Rebecca, You fooled me! I was looking at the first picture and thinking to myself, "what pretty applique work" on those lovely flowers! You got me! And I'm headed over to check out your Quilting 101 now!
    Jacque in SC
    quiltnsrep(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  19. Thank you, it is beautiful. I love the look of curves without applique!

    glen

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  20. Thank you for sharing this - it is just lovely! I'm going to add it to my to-do list.
    Laurel

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  21. That is such a lovely Springtime quilt, thank you for sharing it. It would be pretty in pink and green. Or lavender and yellow. What about red?!

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  22. Ooooooh! I am wanting to make that quilt like RIGHT NOW! Gorgeous! I am taking your word for it about those curves. I'm a little nervous about that. But you are very encouraging. TFS!

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  23. What a beautiful quilt. Love it.

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  24. I absolutely LOVE this quilt!! Will certainly have to add it to my to-do list!

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  25. Your quilt designs are all so pretty. I'm taking your quilting 101 class -- that was a good tutorial on getting started with fabrics and notions. Thanks for your post today.

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  26. Beautiful quilt, thanks for the tuto.

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