Monday, August 29, 2011

Flower Patch



Okay - every now and again I want to highlight one of my patterns. This happens to be Flower Patch - it currently sits at #1 on my favorite patterns list. This is the quilt where when I show friends and family, they say "Can I have it?" I look at them and say, um no - I don't think I can part with this one, but I have a pattern! Then, most of them say "I don't quilt." Well, since I have more quilting friends out in the blog world, I figured you would appreciate how fun this quilt is to make. And, since it uses 1 layer cake and 1 jelly roll of the same fabric line - it sure makes it easy to pick out the fabrics to use for the pattern.



I quilted this quilt with my allover free motion flower swirl - this was quilted a couple years ago, so don't mind the mistakes - I have gotten better since then.



This is an all pieced quilt pattern and it is so fun to make! If I were to make it now I would use "Sophie" because the fabric is the current favorite of mine!



I couldn't highlight my quilt without draggin' this little munchkin outside with me. He is almost 10 months old - I can't believe how time flies. I just wish he would grow some hair!



He currently scoots everywhere - he has no desire to pull up on his knees and actually crawl. He loves bananas, or any food right now. He loves it when Daddy has ice cream because he sure gets his fill on that. He is my most ticklish kid and he laughs more than any of my other kids, but for most of the time he is quiet. He is just content to sit in my arms and still lets me cuddle him.



He just recently discovered how fun it is to make Daddy crazy by trying to pull down FQBundles from the inventory shelves and he has been attempting stairs! Oh - the other day he discovered he could pull himself up in his crib, so each morning he stands there waiting with a smile on his face for me to come and get him. Did I mention I love this little guy?



He's on the move and these little hands won't be so little for very long. Oh, how they grow too fast!



And his big little feet are still munchable!

So, to all of you out there still reading this post and just dying to make this fun pattern you can get it here on sale for $5.95 for a limited time.

20 comments:

Mary Grace McNamara said...

I love this pattern too...in fact I just might even own a copy of it! I'll have to check. Thanks for showing us some of your earlier free motion quilting. Mine is still not that good, but it makes me feel like there's hope!

Your little guy is just so round and yummy looking...such a handsome little fellow! As cute as his face is and those chubby little hands, I'm thinking that last picture with the fat round-bottom feet is my favorite! Nibble nibble!

MGM

Dorian said...

LOL, he's such a doll Judi! My dd didn't have much hair till she was about 2. So be patient. LOL

Phyllis in Minnesota said...

Don't know which is cuter - the little one or the quilt!!

Magnolia Bay Quilts said...

Such a great pattern! And such an adorable little punkin. He's so precious.

Barb said...

You are so creative in quilts and little ones...what cuties...both!!

Hands Sew Full said...

The quilt is lovely Judi and I am not sure I could notice a mistake in the gorgeous quilting! Your little man is adorable even without hair! My daughter had very little hair as well when she was little but it came in around 2 1/2 so I know how hard it is to wait.

traceyjay said...

OK -- the quilt was pretty, but the little guy = ♥ :)

My son army crawled until at least 9 or 10 months... it wasn't until he had walking with a little wagon or push toy down that he figured out real crawling! :) *sigh*

Melody said...

My daughter had a head full of hair and walked at 9 months. My son - my happy lovable easy baby - was born with a full head of hair that he promptly lost and didn't get back until he was nearly 2. And he didn't walk until he was 14 months. He was perfectly happy to scoot. He's adorable.

Jan Marie said...

I love that line to. What a fun quilt pattern. It is hard to see the little ones grow so fast. I have heard it said that the longer it takes for them to get hair the thicker and stronger the hair will be when it comes in. It worked with my girls.

Elaine said...

Your quilt is lovely, but your munchkin is even better. It sounds like he's the same age as my granddaughter. She's so much fun.

Laura said...

Beautiful little boy and gorgeous quilt. I love bald babies. I was one and had 3 myself. They were bald as billard balls till they were 2.

Jenny said...

Oh so cute pattern and baby!! And I love how your quilted up your last blog post quilt. I've been trying to come up with some modern quilting designs and those are great ideas!
Thanks!

Quilting Yai Yai said...

What is not to love about that little guy?
Love this quilt, too!
Nice job on both, Judi. :o)
Deborah

Donna S. said...

What a cutie!! I love that quilt but looks difficult!! I am a new quilter.

Pat V. said...

Wonderful pattern, I had to hop over to the shop and buy it!

Sarah Craig said...

I got so distracted looking at the baby, I forgot to look at the quilt - had to go back and check out the design and the beautiful (as always) quilting!!

quiltzyx said...

Grow hair? Heck he right with all the "in style" guys now! lol
Doubt you could have found a better model to go with your quilt - unless you added puppies & kittens! lol

Rhonda said...

gorgeous quilt! love it.

josefinaball said...

Me encantan tus trabajos.
te felicito
Saludos
Josefina
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Very Lazy Daisy said...

BABYTOES!!!! LOL there's nothing like babytoes!