Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Garden quilt blocks

On Pinterest I saw a beautiful garden quilt and that gave me the idea to make one for my couch. More a throw that a full size quilt. I started by browsing my 501 Quilt Blocks pattern book and found some patchwork and applique blocks that I liked for this purpose. 

I am not very good in following rules, that's why I often change patterns. Above I just added a stem to get a more grounded flower!

The embroidery in this block comes from an old tablecloth. I love it that I can use this kind of pieces again, because we all know how much work it is to make something like this. And ... women put a lot of love in their creations, so it shouldn't go to waste.

To stay with the applique, I made two Dresden plates with different fabrics and colours.

The bird I made is still waiting for his picture to be taken, as is the owl panel.
It is fun to make your own quilt pattern, but now I need a design wall !!!
A suitable place is above the bed in the guest room. I have already two pieces of insulation board, which I used to put over the bed to put the quilt layers together. Now, they have to go on the wall. A real DIY project which need some thought !!

Besides the applique, I made two patchwork blocks. Difficult, because the pieces are tiny and I am not yet that experienced. I really love the butterfly. The cottage house didn't come out the way I wanted, but I think it looks ok. 
Anyway, I have to make some more houses because the Greek on-line quilters group "Και στην Ελλάδα αγαπάμε το πατσουωρκ" will start a QAL with house blocks. 

Time to start fixing the design wall!


  1. Ada wat een leuke blokken
    Groetjes uit Zweden

  2. Hallo Ada,
    Leuk dat je een quiltkleed gaat maken. Je hebt al leuke blokken gemaakt.
    Je zou eens op de site van moeten kijken. Zij heeft pasgeleden een wand gemaakt waarop ze haar quilts kan prikken om te kijken hoe ver ze is of hoe het lijkt. Er zit een maakbeschrijving bij.
    Veel succes!

    Lieve groet,

  3. Your blocks are beautiful! I love your bright fabric choices. The cross-stitch piece will be perfect with these.

  4. Άντα μου είναι όλα καταπληκτικά!!!!Πραγματικά υπέροχη δουλειά!!!!Φιλάκια!!!!

  5. Πόσο όμορφα είναι όλα !!!! Κάνεις φανταστική δουλειά !!!!!
    Χαιρετίσματα !!!

  6. Een tuinquilt op de bank, het idee alleen is al geweldig. Je hebt prachtige bloem blokken gemaakt en ook dat geborduurde stukje er tussen, schitterend. Ben benieuwd als hij af is.

  7. Dearest Ada,
    You have been quite creative during summer.
    Love the way you did your own thing; that's what handwork is supposed to be.
    Hugs to you,

  8. All your blocks are beautiful, Ada!
    I look forward to seeing the finished garden quilt!

  9. Beautiful handicrafts! Happy weekend!
    Greetings from Finland,


  10. Love your blocks bordered with green. A cool colour for the hot weather

  11. Hi Ada! Your garden blocks are adorable and inspiring! I made quick design wall with fleece blanket but I hope to get soon place for Real one. How you call that I insulation Board in Greek? You have made beatiful quilts with your quilter friends. x Teje