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Garden Delights

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Garden Delights is a gorgeous Quilt I created for Ms Midge’s Heather Bailey’s Charm Along.

Together Garden Delights is a Stunning lap Quilt (54″ Square) to warm anyone’s day and to make you smile !

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Usually I avoid florals, as I am never quite sure what to do with them !!  So when Ms Midge announced the Charm Swap would be Heather Bailey – I took up the challenge !!  I love her bright fresh colours and look what we received from the charm along – 112 gorgeous charms !!

sewnbyleanne_GardenDelights_heatherBaileyCharmsLook at the Vibrant Gorgeous Colours !!  Stunning !

The next challenge was – hmm – what shall I create.  Coincidentally I had watched a couple of You Tube tutorials from the Missouri Quilt Company on You-tube earlier in the week and saw their Falling Charms !!  As a lot of the floral prints are quite large I thought it would be a shame to cut them up – so out came the graph paper – and Garden Delights was created.  I have altered the tutorial’s measurements as I didn’t want to reduce by 5″ squares to 4″.

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As you can see each charm is bordered on two sides by Kona Cotton Snow to create the basic block.

Together they make Falling Charms !

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As you have seen in a lot of my creations – I don’t usually use borders, but I still had a lot of charms – so I decided to use two borders with mitred corners.  I feel mitred corners sometimes gives that traditional quilt feel !

1. 2″ kona cotton snow

2. 2.5″ strips of Heather Bailey Fabrics – created by simply cutting the charms in half.

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I have to say I am very proud of these corners !!  I was so excited that they worked !!

And so Garden Delights has brightened up such a dear looking Melbourne Garden !!

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I already had the binding stripe in my stash – also a Heather Bailey Fabric – Fresh Cut.

The backing is Heather bailey’s Go Go Rose in Pink with a few charms added in !!

I Quilted Garden Delights myself with beautiful swirls to soften the corners.

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I have really enjoyed this Charm Swap and Charm Along, as I have been challenged to work out of my comfort zone with beautiful fabrics ! So thank you Ms Midge and everyone participating for such a gorgeous charm pack to create with !

I can’t wait for the link up to see what everyone else created with these gorgeous charms.

So I challenge anyone try something different – it will pay off !!

Keep Quilting

Leanne xx

 

 

 

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12 thoughts on “Garden Delights

  1. Looks Fab Leanne. Well done I am a little shy with florals but how can you say never to Heather Bailey. Just lovely.

    1. Thanks Kelly !! Yes I am also floral shy, but thankfully this work a pleasure to create !! Such stunning fabric designs.

  2. It’s gorgeous – well done!

    1. Thanks Jane xx

  3. Hi Leanne, I was wondering if you might let me know of your charm swap group as I was in a few years ago and would love to participate again. Your creation is amazing, I really love it.
    🙂 Bek

    1. Hi Rebecca, Ms Midge runs the swaps from her website. She will notify you of the next one opening. One has just started so it might be a month or two before the next. Thoroughly recommend following her though !

  4. Missouri Quilt Co has great tutorials and it would have been a shame to cut them down. I am not a lover of florals, but these I could work with.

    1. Hi Heather, MQC certainly has some fantastic tutorials !! These are lovely fabrics, even for the floral shy like us !

  5. This is so beautiful!

    1. Thanks Kylie ❤️❤️

  6. I love your quilt. The fabric is lovely and your mitered corners are perfect.

    1. Thank you so much <3

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