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Flower Bed: From UFO to Quilt

Old 11-17-2021, 03:24 PM
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Default Flower Bed: From UFO to Quilt

This was a UFO based on a pattern known as Bed of Roses, which was the cover quilt from the March/April 1996 Quiltmaker magazine. It was designed by then high school student Anna Brandsoy for her geometry class and sewn in the magazine by Carla Kilkelly.

I started it around the time of the publication of the magazine issue, with some blocks completed and lots of units cut. It became
a leader/ender while I did the 2019-2020 Bonnie Hunter mystery quilt. As my Grassy Creek mystery quilt progressed last winter, so did my UFO. I even shared blue and yellow fabric between the 2 projects.

The Flower Bed quilt top was finished in late January, but then it went back into my UFO pile because I didnít know how to quilt it. Thanks to a recommendation on this Board, I enrolled in HollyAnne Knightís online Free Motion Quilting Academy in September. And, here we are, a fully quilted quilt. Finished in time to start the next Mystery Quilt from Bonnie Hunter.

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Old 11-17-2021, 03:31 PM
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It's lovely!
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Old 11-17-2021, 04:03 PM
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Cute quilt and well done on your quilting!
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Very pretty quilt! Always good for finish a UFO.
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So pretty. Your quilting on the flowers really enhances them!
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I really like your quilt. Love the flowers.
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Old 11-18-2021, 02:42 AM
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Beautiful! It will brighten up the long winter nights!
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Old 11-18-2021, 04:47 AM
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I love everything about this quilt. Do you have any idea if the high school designer went on to pursue a career in Fabrics?
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Your quilt is beautiful and congratulations to you for quilting it. Quite an accomplishment!
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So pretty!
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