Floribunda: all together now

All the blocks are now joined.

Rather than bore you with yet another photo of the front (I’m sure you must be a bit sick of it by now!), I thought you might like to see the back, which is all new. Do click on the image to get a closer view.

I didn’t have quite enough of the yellow bird fabric to make the whole backing, but I’ve picked out colours from the bird print for the corner blocks, and I quite like how it looks. I also really love the orange sashing, which has a delicate gold dot spiral print and occasionally catches the light in an interesting way.

I’ll be binding the quilt in the background green, which will tie in with the front sashing and will look pretty with the yellow on the back. I’ll also have to add hanging pockets at the top edge so that it can be hung at the Mackay Show, and it’ll also need a label. So those have to be added before I bind it. The good thing is that I have plenty of time, as the quilt doesn’t have to be submitted until Friday.

I’ve loved making this quilt, but I’m rather looking forward to getting a few other things done once the pressure is off. There’ll be one more post, I think, to show the finished item, and then I’ll be free to start – or perhaps finish – another project!

Another day or two, I think, and it’ll be done.

35 thoughts on “Floribunda: all together now

  1. Sigh 😌 this is beautiful ❤️
    I am not tired of looking at the front so I’m waiting to see the finished piece 🤩

  2. Marty K says:

    I really like the rainbow corners! 🌈 And I could never tire of the front! 🙂

    • katechiconi says:

      I like the corners too, especially that tiny strip of black & white houndstooth print which picks up the black & white tail feathers on the birds.

  3. tialys says:

    We knew you’d do it! I’m looking forward to seeing the whole thing in all its glory.

  4. cedar51 says:

    I too love the whole concept, and look forward to seeing it all completed…no rush to get onto “Next” whether it be “New or WIP” but on the other hand probably good to be in your sewing space where you are happy…Catherine

    • katechiconi says:

      I’ll be glad to turn my attention to a couple of jobs that have been glaring at me for some time now! Once they’re done, I can carry on with more fun things!

  5. claire93 says:

    can never tire of admiring your lovely patchworks ^^ Good luck with all that binding!

  6. good luck in the comp – and have fun looking at everyone else’s! x

    • katechiconi says:

      Thanks! There tends to be a bit of a clique thing going on with most entries, so from time to time I like to throw a curveball by entering myself 😉

  7. Will never get sick of seeing the front, although the back is rather lovely too!

  8. Wonderful detail… show stopper ☺

  9. kymlucas says:

    Love the corners!

  10. I like the corner blocks, and their birdy colours…good luck with the last few bits and pieces of quilt-completion! Your niece will love it!

  11. Sharon says:

    I love the waving lines for the quilting. It gives it lots of movement and makes those bees buzz 🙂

  12. Dayphoto says:

    It’s just lovely. The front AND the back!

  13. knitnkwilt says:

    I like the corner block solution!

  14. Frédérique says:

    Pretty corners, and this orange fabric is gorgeous!

  15. Debbierose says:

    Absolutely fabulous, Love, Love , Love i. thanks for showing your back also, so neat and tidy.

  16. magpiesue says:

    What a great quilt back! This is going to be a stunner.

    • katechiconi says:

      I love it too! I have the quilt pockets done and all the binding attached, I’m just going to do the label tomorrow and then it’s done. But I think I won’t put the Hatbox quilt in the show. I don’t want to add hanging pockets, and in any case, it’s not my design and it feels a bit weird, although there will be plenty of other quilts which are not original designs.

  17. You make it look so easy, Kate. It’s lovely!

    • katechiconi says:

      It’s not really difficult, you just need to be a bit organised and particular about your seam allowances! Oh, and probably have a bit of an eye for colour.

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