Monday, February 15, 2016

Petite Fleurs Quilt

Petite Fleurs Quilt- "Millhouse Inn "

Petite Fleurs Quilt   by Susie's Sunroom
Was it cold outside recently?  I must have missed it , while sewing away in my sunroom,  working  on my Petite Fleurs quilt!!

Here are the quilt stats:

Pattern:    Petite Fleurs     by Fig Tree & Co   Joanna Figueroa   available here
Fabrics:    Millhouse Inn   Fig Tree & Company  by Moda  (2008)  - in my stash!
Size:    -   65" x 74"   after washing 
Batting:   Warm and Natural 100% cotton
Thread:   Aurifil  #2024  50 weight
Quilting:   the "S" serpentine stitch on my Viking Topaz  and a rose leaf motif on the border (fmq)

The back of the quilt   - featuring the currant colorway

What's a currant ? In case you were wondering....

I pieced the backing.... featuring the Fig Tree currant colors

It was a fun journey making this quilt!  I love Joanna Figueroa's strip method of putting the blocks together.   I fell in love with each little block!

I used two different "clotted cream" background fabrics
And, I couldn't help but get out my vintage Nancy Drew "The Moss Covered Mansion" book....    these fabrics just belong in an old inn....

My mother's Nancy Drew book.... The Moss Covered Mansion

Petite Fleurs Quilt.... in Millhouse Inn fabrics   by Susie's Sunroom

I decided to be brave, and try some free motion quilting on the borders.
  I made up a simple rose leaf motif (of three leaves), and marked them with a washable magic marker to show me where to quilt.  (It did make some crinkles, so I was happy.)

One thing that never stresses me while quilting, is using the beautiful Aurifil thread!!

Close up of the "S" serpintine quilting  ( as seen from the back of quilt)

I think my Millhouse Inn Petite Fleurs quilt
gets the seal of approval from Whiskers

  While sewing my binding on , I realized that the blocks made from the darker colors create round shapes!  This month's challenge, at the  Le Challenge blog, is ROUND !  I have submitted it for this month's challenge.   You can see the other beautiful  entries for this  challenge HERE.

A Round block....
 oh, and a Deluxe Pincushion
in Millhouse Inn fabric scraps!
Deluxe Pincushion design by  Heidi Staples from  Sew Organized for the Busy Girl book

This  finished Petite Fleurs Quilt is a " Completed!" goal  for my February OMG
 One Monthly Goal.... at   Red Letter Quilts blog!
I'm off to my sewing room!

Linking up at:    Hello 2016  Goodbye UFO's @ The Crafty Quilter
                         OMG@ Red Letter Quilts  and
                         Le Challenge #29 Round   @ Le Challenge  and
                         Sew Cute Tuesday  @  Blossom Heart Quilts   and
                         Let's Bee Social @ Sew Fresh Quilts   and
                          Fabric Tuesday @ Quilt Story


  1. Wow, what a beautiful quilt! I loved seeing the little blocks turn into bigger blocks and your moms Nancy Drew book too!

  2. Susie that quilt is simply gorgeous! LOL- it does look like it belongs in an old inn. Love the photo with Nancy Drew. How adventurous she was! Your cupcake tin organizer is really cute too!

  3. What a wonderful quilt. So fun to see it every step of the way. You'll have to curl up with Whiskers in this quilt to read that Nancy Drew book! A perfect way to catch your breath and dream up a new project!

  4. What a beautiful, romantic quilt! It would be right at home covering a bed in Walnut Grove or Avonlea. Lovely work!

  5. Soft, dreamy and romantic...just a lovely quilt altogether!

  6. Oh My Goodness! A lovely quilt! I love the fabrics, the softness of it. It's beautiful.

  7. It is such a cosy quilt, Susie! I can just picture you getting comfy with a book. Of course, Whiskers' seal of approval is a must :)


  8. What a fine finish! The quilt looks so cheerful, perfect for this time of year. Thanks for the closeups of construction and quilting designs. Congratulations on achieving your February OMG.

  9. That's very beautiful! Nice February finish!

  10. Gorgeous, gorgeous finish! Whiskers really knows his stuff.

  11. Beautiful quilt, Susie! I still have some of that fabric in my stash, too. I can't get enough of Fig Tree!


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