Flower Block Exchange

You may remember this flower from THIS POST last week.
We exchanged our flower and nine patch blocks yesterday at our quilt guild meeting.  The flower I made is my signature flower.  It is really easy, and I have several versions of it in patterns of mine including:
The cover quilt “Charming Flowers” in Simply charming Collection,
a version with sashing and pieced borders called “May Flowers” in Simply Charming Seasons,

and a version with leaves and applique in a single pattern called Sweet Baby Kate.

This was my nine patch block.  I did end up making two versions of this block.  The other version had the dark red in the center.

I ended up making a few extra flowers and nine patch blocks because I just made up all that the strips I cut would make.  I laid out the blocks today.  What do you think?

I am so impressed with all of the blocks!  I love it!  I have 6 extra nine patch blocks, so I am going to add two more rows.  Instead of making extra flowers, I am going to use 6 plain blocks that have a busy floral print.  I think it will work.  It won’t happen until a couple other things get done first.


  1. Amy
    April 12, 2012 at 10:38 pm

    Yes, very nice. I didn’t ‘see’ the fowers in your post about them but now that I see them in context and from a distance they really do POP out and say ‘I’m a gorgeous flower’!! Well done!

  2. Nicky
    April 12, 2012 at 11:01 pm

    Great colours which say Spring is here and summer is coming soon!

    I want to make a daisy quilt – not sure how or for whom yet!

  3. Laura
    April 13, 2012 at 12:00 pm

    What a fun quilt!

  4. grendelskin
    April 13, 2012 at 12:41 pm

    Oh, it’s so fresh and pretty, what a terrific quilt it will be! I like the just-sprouting block.

  5. Lori
    April 13, 2012 at 2:32 pm

    love the flower quilt that is coming together. it is so happy and summery looking

  6. rubyslipperz
    April 13, 2012 at 2:43 pm

    I LUV your quilt with all the fun flowers in it!! Your block from you book is a favorite of mine. It is really pretty, but not too frilly and it’s fairly easy to sew.


  7. Shelia
    April 13, 2012 at 3:33 pm

    I REALLY liked your flower block when you posted it, made me want to make some!
    I REALLY, REALLY like your flower blocks with the 9 patched. Will be a GREAT quilt.

  8. Betty C
    April 14, 2012 at 2:30 pm

    I love it. It is beautiful.

  9. Betty C
    April 14, 2012 at 2:31 pm

    I love it. It is beautiful.