Florette Quilt Pattern

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Florette Quilt Pattern by Jeni Baker
Florette Quilt Pattern, a photo by Jeni Baker on Flickr.
Happy Wednesday! Today I'm here to continue to chat about my new quilt patterns! Hopefully I won't be quite as chatty today, I was really rambling yesterday! It seems I've missed blogging! Anyways, today I'm sharing with you Florette.

This pattern has to be one of my longest works in progress.  The idea for this quilt all started with a pillow that I made to show my Color Me Retro collection at Fall Quilt Market in 2012.  I wanted to mimic the flowers in my Kitchenette prints so I made this little pillow.  I loved how it turned out, so when I got home I started tweaking the dimensions to play up the flower look even more and the idea for this quilt was born.

Florette Quilt Pattern by Jeni Baker
Florette Quilt Pattern, a photo by Jeni Baker on Flickr.
I started it pretty quickly after I received my advanced yardage that December, but I had a hard time finding time to work on it.  I worked on it a little here and there in between other deadlines. According to my Instagram, I basted it 7 months ago! It wasn't until this past January that I unbasted it and sent it away to be quilted!

The pattern includes two different block options, one is for 15" blocks and one is for 12" blocks. within each block size there are five quilt size options: Baby, Throw, Twin, Full/Queen, and King.  So in total you have 10 different quilts in this pattern! The cover quilt was sewn up with Color Me Retro and Pure Elements in Lemonade and Snow.  It uses 15" blocks and is the Twin size.

Florette Quilt Pattern by Jeni Baker
Florette Quilt Pattern, a photo by Jeni Baker on Flickr.
I had every intention of quilting this quilt myself. I basted it and was all ready to quilt it, and then it sat around for 5 months. This year I realized I really didn't have the time to do it myself.  This is the second quilt that I ended up sending over to Melissa Kelley of Sew Shabby Quilting.  Since it is a relatively large quilt compared to my usual throw quilts it was really nice to have this one longarm quilted.  I choose the Splash pattern which is these funky, flowy flowers.  Melissa did a beautiful job!

Florette Quilt Pattern by Jeni Baker
Florette Quilt Pattern, a photo by Jeni Baker on Flickr.
I actually pieced the back of this quilt, I used six different cuts of Color Me Retro! I finished this quilt up again with machine binding, this time using my very favorite solid for binding, Lemonade Pure Element.  Seriously, this is easily the 4th or 5th quilt I've bound in this color. It's just perfect!

Florette Quilt Pattern by Jeni Baker
Florette Quilt Pattern, a photo by Jeni Baker on Flickr.
For the 12" blocks, I decided to stitch up a baby size quilt using my Nordika collection. Since 12" is such a standard quilt block size, I knew I wanted to include this size in the pattern in addition to the 15" blocks.  More is more, right? I actually have a bit of a funny story about this quilt.  I pieced together all the blocks last spring only to realize I had done my math wrong and the proportions were off.  So I had all these blocks that were basically useless in terms of this project.  I took them apart and stuck them away figuring I'd eventually find a use for them.  Well, this past winter, I did! They ended up in my Nordika Polar Vortex Quilt Tutorial I shared last month!  It was nice to be able to salvage all that work!

Florette Quilt Pattern by Jeni Baker
Florette Quilt Pattern, a photo by Jeni Baker on Flickr.
This one I quilted myself. I did a simple twist on my regular doodle loops, I made them a bit more meandering.  So a doodle loop meander I suppose! In addition to Nordika I used Pure Elements in Snow and Honey. 

Florette Quilt Pattern by Jeni Baker
Florette Quilt Pattern, a photo by Jeni Baker on Flickr.
This pattern was truly a labor of love, and I'm glad I finally got it published! It's a great way to show off your favorite fabrics!

You can find the PDF version of this pattern in my shop, and the paper copy here! If you're a shop that would like to carry any of these patterns, send me an email or use the form under the Wholesale tab!

Happy Quilting!

4 comments :

  1. Congrats on finishing up a long time work! Such a cute pattern and worth the wait. Love it!

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  2. Congrats on finishing up a long time work! Such a cute pattern and worth the wait. Love it!

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  3. This is a wonderful pattern...the baby size seems perfectly chubby for a wee one...and I for one love "chatty" :) Chat on, Ms B!!!

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  4. That looks great! I like it very much. :)

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