Flower Power quilt by Julie Rutter for Love Patchwork & Quilting issue 22 I’m belatedly popping in here to share with you my Flower Power Quilt which featured in Love Patchwork and Quilting Issue 22.  It is by far the biggest quilt I have ever made* and I have to confess scared me rigid in case I couldn’t quilt it successfully.  But, despite my worries, it did work, phew!  There’s a coordinating cushion too which was a much simpler task.  I used an interfacing method to make the circular flowers and orange peel leaf shapes and straight-forward bondaweb for the stems – it is simple to make and just becomes a little tricky because of the sheer size……….it could very easily be scaled down to something more manageable!

* Flower Power is now draped over our extra big Ikea King Size bed………it is such a treat** to finally have a quilt made by me on our bed

** although it won’t be left on the bed tonight as it is warm** at last, woohoo!

***we had a brief but dramatic thunderstorm this afternoon which had a rather devastating effect on Islay – she came off the school bus in floods of tears, verging on hysterics, because of the lightning and thunder.  We don’t really get electric storms here in Scotland and I don’t think she has experienced one before.  Poor girl.