Can't even begin to tell you how happy I am that it's finally finished because I love it!!!
When our daughter moved out, I claimed her old room as the guest room. My plans were for some furniture make-overs and a quilt for the bed. I envisioned a bright space full of color but it took me awhile to decide what type of quilt to make. My first thought was low volume with spots of color so I got stuck on that idea but it just wasn't inspiring me. I have always wanted to make a Kaffe snowball quilt and this felt right. Lots of color. Lots of flowers both modern and traditional. It was a great way to use up some of my older floral prints too.
I had hoped to have it done before our daughter's wedding last summer. The wedding rightfully took priority however and while the quilt was pieced and quilted I just didn't have time for the binding. I put it on the bed anyway, sans binding, and both my sweet sisters-in-law loved it. They didn't care one bit that it wasn't really finished.
I worked on the blocks during many BoulderMQG open sews and once all 225 blocks were done the next challenge was how to arrange them. My original plan was to randomly scatter the colors throughout, but during the initial cutting the cooler greens and blues ended up on the outside edges by chance. I liked the look and decided to take it a step further by clustering colors with the the brighter flowers in the center gradating outward to the lighter colors and finally edging it in the greens and blues. I wasn't especially fond of the blues so decided to place them along the top edge where they wouldn't really show once pillows were on the bed.
I used this great text print by Whistler Studios for the backing. The same fabric was also used for the side chair seat. The pillow shams were made from the black version of the print. This has got to be one of my favorite backing fabrics.
This cozy little corner features a cabinet with more quilts, a small reading chair, and a dresser I repainted after getting it for $3 at a garage sale.
I think this room will become my mini quilt gallery. The small quilt on the chair below is from my Interweave pattern and the quilt over the dresser is my Facets quilt pattern. Both are available
All the color and florals make me happy. Hopefully it will have the same effect on our guests. If you come to stay, this sight will great you as you enter the room . . . It came out just as I imagined. My quilted garden in full bloom.
You can read about the process of making In Full Bloom by jumping over to these posts. How I fussy cut the blooms is covered in this post. How to draft the snowball block is discussed here. And this post shows the concept coming to life on my wall.
Hope you've enjoyed your virtual visit of my garden room as much as I'm enjoying seeing it everyday. In case you're interested, the flower pillows on the bed came from a website called Society6.
Thanks for visiting.
Great finish Anne. Your room is so very welcoming.ReplyDelete
It is such a pretty room and the quilt looks beautiful in it.ReplyDelete
It looks stunning and is perfect for that room; thanks for the full photo tour!ReplyDelete
Oh this is wonderful! Perfect for your space!ReplyDelete
Wow, what a gorgeous guest room, guests just might want to stay forever. The quilt and all the pops of color against the white and neutral colors are just amazing.ReplyDelete
This is like a great big welcome bouquet that says, "I'm so glad you're here." Those black and white accents are the perfect modern flourishes. The only problem might be that people don't want to leave!ReplyDelete
I love your quilt! Thank you for sharing both your process and the beautiful finished quilt! Saving this post to use with my collection of Amy Butler fabric. Thanks again.ReplyDelete
It's funny to see my old room transformed. I LOVE how this quilt turned out and that you have such a sunny, bright, floral room to enjoy :)ReplyDelete
It's like your own personal flower garden. So pretty.ReplyDelete
The colors just sparkle. What a lovely room! Your quilts are gorgeous.ReplyDelete
I remember when you were starting to make this quilt, I love it all put together and how the colors blend from one to another. Beautiful guest room!ReplyDelete
Anne, this is just amazingly beautiful! I would love to stay in a guest room this cheerful and inviting. SO much color, and yet serene and calm! Congratulations on finishing this lovely quilt and making it the centerpiece of the room :)ReplyDelete
Such an inviting guest room! You quilt is beautiful as so are the others!ReplyDelete
I'd never seen a snowball quilt I really liked, until yours--thanks for the eye candy. Add the other room details, and WOW!
Beautiful quilt. You have inspired me.ReplyDelete
What a beautiful quilt Anne! You have such skill in putting fabrics and colour together! And what a privilege it would be to spend a night or two in your guest bedroom!ReplyDelete
I so love this room! It is really beautiful with all those flowers and the black accents and a cupboard full of quilts. I have followed along with the making of this quilt and am so happy to see it finished and on the bed. Bravo!!ReplyDelete
Fabulous room and quilts you are very clever.ReplyDelete
What a wonderful guest room!!! That quilt! Those pillows! The clean white furniture! It is perfect in every way!ReplyDelete
Straight out of Home & Garden... or House Beautiful. It's a fabulous room, Anne! Your excellent color sense just shines here - from the behind-the-bed wall color, quilts, and pillows, to the cabinet, dresser, chair, and hanging lamp. It's all perfect! Now I REALLY want to come and visit you, just to stay in this room! Though it would be fun to spend time with you too. And sew. :-) I'm always impressed by what you design and create. You really have a gift.ReplyDelete
Wow, wow, wow! You have such an amazing color sense - that room is so peaceful and welcoming. The accent wall color is the perfect pop for that beautiful quilt!ReplyDelete
What a gorgeous guest room you have created, Anne. Love everything about it. I love the green wall behind the bed and every detail just adds to the beauty of the room. Any way, I can get invited?ReplyDelete
What a dreamy room! Beautiful light, amazing use of color, and I love the use of black and white.ReplyDelete
I do not know why I didn't leave a comment on this glorious pos because I was so envious of all the colour in the guest room when I read it! Your bed quilt is a wonderful riot of colour, my favourite KF fabrics! Lucky guests who get to enjoy the room!ReplyDelete
I love this. Your work is stunningly beautiful (Lauren - Elfriedes Fine Fabrics)ReplyDelete