Floribunda #4: the first two

I haven’t been totally idle on holiday.

I did manage to get the hexie cushion cover done for ScrapHappy, and here are the first two Floribunda blocks done, one pink and one green.

I’ve decided that hand piecing is going to be much, much too slow – I can’t wait that long to see the results! So, I’m going to be machine piecing this one, and with luck, I’ll get the 44 blocks I need completed some time this decade! Some of them are whole blocks, some are halves and there are a couple of quarter blocks, all needed to set this quilt on point, which is the current plan.

I really love how these two have turned out. Roll on the next 42…

40 thoughts on “Floribunda #4: the first two

  1. Oh yes – 42 more – there can’t possibly be too much of this gorgeousness.

  2. Moira says:

    these are beautiful!

  3. Marty K says:

    Welcome home! 🙂 Have really enjoyed Mouse’s reports from the road. Your days sounded so packed that I’m pleasantly surprised you were able to get so much sewing done, what with keeping after the handsome four-legged adventurer. These two blocks are beautiful! You definitely picked the perfect pattern for those fabrics.

    • katechiconi says:

      It’s really good to be home and to have everything I need to hand, rather than having to improvise. Mouse kept me pretty busy, what with feeding, exercise, dictation, socialising, etc, but there were two days when i could get on with handwork, which was lovely. I’m really loving how the Floribunda block looks in the two colour schemes, and I think having all different star fabrics will work well with the two same backgrounds.

  4. magpiesue says:

    These two blocks are stunning. I’m glad you’re going to machine piece the rest so we don’t have to wait as long to see them!

    • katechiconi says:

      I think it’s the right decision. I could so easily see myself putting this project into the ‘too hard’ basket if I had to make the blocks by hand… Hand quilting’s quite likely, though!

  5. Very FNQ inspired… I think I need sunglasses!

  6. So beautiful 😍… can’t wait to see the whole thing put together 🤩

  7. tialys says:

    Wow! Those batiks look great and I’ll bet it all feels really silky and smooth doesn’t it?

  8. Absolutely beautiful!

  9. nanacathy2 says:

    My goodness me , these colours are incredible-love these blocks and we have 42 more to look forward to- joy.

    • katechiconi says:

      I’m going to try and not let it take too long; because all the blocks are the same design and there are only two main colours there’s a risk it might get a bit repetitive…

  10. claire93 says:

    Wise decision to switch to machine assembly, methinks!

  11. They are gorgeous Kate. It’s a shame about the hand sewing but I can see that it might stretch the project to infinity! However the sewing is done the quilt will be magnificent.

  12. Sharon says:

    Just GORGEOUS!!!!!!!

  13. I love the results and of course the batiks. Saving precious time is important when you have so many things you want to get done.

  14. Outstanding complementary use of hugely saturated fabrics with dense detail and the block pattern you chose to use for them.

  15. gwenniesgardenworld says:

    Wow ! You do know how to combine your colours !!

  16. Emma says:

    They look so so lovely ❤️ those colours really are perfect together

  17. kymlucas says:

    Ooooooh! The vibrancy of those colors!

  18. Emmely says:

    Nooo, now you have to come up with another handstitching project! 😉 totally get it though, when you’re excited about something you just want to see it come together.

    • katechiconi says:

      I won’t be going on holiday again for a while, so it can wait a bit, but I do want to make progress on the quilt. There’s no real point in hand-stitching this one unless I haven’t got a sewing machine, unlike hexies… And I still have the Days for Girls hexie table runner to assemble if I’m pining for needle and thread!

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