Patchwork floral quilt

Work has stalled on my floral quilt for the Island Batik April Challenge. To add a border or not? The fabric are so glorious, Garden Gems designed by Kathy Engle for Deb Tucker’s Studio 180.

pgarden gems by island batik
patchwork floral quilt

In other news

We had visitors Saturday, my son and his family. They were working on a lawnmower and decided the truck was a good place to rest. I’m pretty sure at some point Wesley will be climbing all over this truck.

This is Wesley’s big brother Elliott. We played cars and watched quietly hoping the Jenny Wren’s that nest in our wood lean to would show themselves.

Linky Parties I join. Stop by every Thursday for Put your foot down.

patchwork floral quilt

Design Wall Monday,
To-Do Tuesday

Colour Inspiration and linky party
Wednesday Wait Loss,

Midweek Makers,

Quilting and learning
Off the wall Friday, 

Whoop whoop

Peacock Party


  1. Kathleen McCormick

    Lovely pictures! Love that rainbow selection of fabrics and the flowers!

    • Denise

      Me too. After staring at the photo I see some blocks I should have rearranged but it’s too late now as its on the frame.

    • Denise

      Awe thank you. It will be finished by the end of the week.

  2. Tracy

    The flower quilt top is so cheerful, but the pictures of your boys made me smile more.

    • Denise

      Thank you. I love them all, including the quilt.

  3. I love your floral top. I think I might use the same fabric as the little triangles in the smashing for a small border and binding. It’s going to be beautiful when totally done.

    • Denise

      Unfortunately the fabric I received was 10″ squares so there isn’t any remaining to use. Just red and yellow yardage.

    • Denise

      Thank you Mary, its all finished.

  4. inquiringquilter

    Wow such a pretty quilt so far! Can’t wait to see how the borders come out. Thanks for sharing on Wednesday Wait Loss.

    • Denise

      Thank you Jennifer

  5. Judy Hansen

    Your batik fabrics are so lovely – they make your quilt sing!

    • Denise

      It’s definitely a great collection. Thank you for stopping by and I’ll be back this coming Monday.

  6. Jo

    Love seeing a many colored rainbow quilt as I am currently searching for inspiration for a Summer project. But what really make my heart skip a beat was the truck. I had an old GMC van very similar to it in my 20’s and miss it every day! Guess I am just an old hippie at heart.

    • Denise

      Then you should definitely check out the Island Batik blog hop running the month of May. If you like the colors in this quilt you will equally like the colors in my May finish. Aah the old truck, it’s a 1950 Chevy 3800/1 ton truck with a long bed. It starts right up with its original motor but we cant seem to find brake pads for it, only 1/2 ton and 3/4 ton available.

  7. The flower quilt is lovely! I do think it would look nice with some kind of border. Perhaps a narrow border using the background fabric then framed with another fabric. Maybe green to represent leaves since the center is flowers. Happy stitching!

    • Denise

      Green would have been my first choice for a border but I didn’t have enough of any one green fabric. So I settled on yellow.

    • Denise

      Thank you. I’ve had a lot of favorite collections the last couple of years and this is one of them. Stop by today and see the finish.

  8. What a pretty top! Good luck figuring out borders. Thanks for linking up with To-Do Tuesday!

  9. What a pretty and cheerful floral quilt. I never can decide on borders so I am no help. I think it would look good with or without borders. See? No help at all. What handsome boys you have there!

    • Denise

      Lol, me too but I did add a yellow border and it pulled it all together. Thank you for stopping by.

  10. Hello, I’m new to your blog and cannot seem to find a reference to the name or source of the floral block. I love it’s simplicity and drama. Thanks, MJ

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