The VandCo Simply Colorful flower petal quilt

I’m happy to share a recently finished VandCo Simply Colorful flower petal quilt with you all.

This one was a special one to make as it was for my husband’s 87 year grandma who was a life long quilter.   Talk about intimidating!  haha   Unfortunately I wasn’t quilting yet when she still was so I never got a chance to share this fun passion with her.   I could have learned so much from her!

I used a V and Co Simply Colorful layer cake and a few solid fat quarters.   Just cut each layer cake into 4 squares and add 2.5inch squares to opposite corners.   I actually attempted free motion quilting on this one!  I’ve only free motion quilted one other quilt.   I love clam shells so I decided to go for it.   They are not perfect but practice=improvement.

quiltylove_EmilyDennis-2075quiltylove_EmilyDennis-2076quiltylove_EmilyDennis-2077quiltylove_EmilyDennis-2082The backing is Vintage Picnic wide back in gingham by Bonnie and Camille.  quiltylove_EmilyDennis-2098quiltylove_EmilyDennis-2101This quilt finished as a smaller square throw size.   Finished size was about 60inch by 60inch.  quiltylove_EmilyDennis-2090-2

I didn’t use a pattern for this one but you can find a similar tutorial here.