Thursday, February 4, 2016

Green Tea and Sweet Beans





I had never heard of Jen Kingwell until I joined Instagram. Her quilts are amazing! I knew I had to make one at some point. It just so happened that I found one of her quilt patterns at my guild's quilt show. It's not a very new pattern. It was published in 2012. As you can see, the quilt is very busy.

Here's my version of the quilt so far!


The Orange Peel blocks are the first ones I made. I hand appliqued them but used the machine pieced them together.


I had made a total of 7 Orange Peel blocks. The middle block is called Baby Carriage.  I appliqued the circles but machine pieced the rest.


This is Flower Garden. I've appliqued the stems already. The flowers will be next!

I'm using my fabric stash and my usual colors. I'd like to lighten up the palette. I want to be reminded of spring and summer. It's fun to find that small piece of fabric that you know will be perfect for that block. I'm having a fun time just taking my time and slowly piecing this together.

10 comments:

  1. What a beautiful stash-buster this quilt will be, and so cheerful and light. A perfect quilt for summer. How wonderful that you have the perfect scraps from your stash to make this uniquely yours.

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    1. Thanks so much! It's been so fun to make. It's so nice to hand applique. Haven't done that in awhile! Good thing I have that stash!!

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  2. What a fun quilt, and it's great that you can work on the different sections individually.

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    1. I'm just taking my time working on a section at a time. It's so enjoyable.

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  3. that is a cheerful fun quilt! love your version so far. and isnt it fun to find just the right fabric?

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    1. I hope my version comes out half as nice as the original! I suppose it's a good thing I have that stash! It's been fun to work on so far!

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  4. Oh this will be gorgeous--love your little flowers I like JK's quilts too--I have Gypsy Wife pattern--which I look at but most likely won't make--patterns and i do not get along very well...hugs, Julierose

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    1. Thanks, Julierose! I fell in love with her patterns! They're rather complicated so I'll be working on this one for awhile!

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  5. Wonderful fabrics and I have loved the Green Tea pattern since it came on the market - you;re going to have a beautiful quilt!

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    1. Thanks so much! This will be one long project! It's so involved but I love it!

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