TGIFF! - Night Flowers

Yay, my modern mini quilt series (don't I sound all artist-like saying 'series'?) is done! And it's even already hanging in my sewing room! A little TGIFF! gig going on over here. :)

I finished the black one, Night Flowers, this week. Of all the minis, this is the colour palette I'm most comfortable with. This one features yellow, purple, orange and red on a black background.


Night Flowers - Front
For the quilting, I had originally planned to do horizontal straight-line stitching (Semaphore has vertical straight-line stitching), but decided to try a corner around the blocks and then just echo that outwards and inwards.

It looks okay, but I find the vertical part of the quilting is more dominant, which makes it look very similar to Semaphore (the white one). I wish I had stuck to my original plan, but I'm not unhappy enough to rip out the stitches that's for sure!

Like the others in the series, this finishes at 12" by 28".



Speaking of the others, here they all are hanging in my studio (again with the lingo, eh?). Don't they look happy together? The grey one is Grey Squared and the cream one is the one I finished last week, Spring Pebbles.


This is also one of my projects for the Finish-A-Long so this will be linked up with Quilter in the Gap eventually. [Edited: I'm also linking to Sew Modern Monday with Canoe Ridge Creations.]


Christine from a Quilt Monster in My Closet is hosting this week's TGIFF! I'm linking up and hope you do too! Now I'm heading over to check out some quilted goodness.




Have a great weekend, all!

21 comments:

  1. They are beautiful. I love them all together.

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  2. This was a good idea. Congrats on the series! :)

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  3. I love the simple bold lines in these! I dont do bold very well and always admire someone who has that artistic talent!! Great job!

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  4. I was going to say the white one was my favorite then grey but now I just love them all!!!

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  5. I love them all together like that - great idea and beautifully executed.

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  6. A great idea! Good job! I love them all hanging there, they look very happy!!

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  7. Night Flowers looks great and I love that you've done the series. They look fab hung up together and it's really interesting to see what a big difference colours and quilting makes.

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  8. M-R this series is just stunning - i'm glad it's in your sewing area where you can admire it regularly!

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  9. I love this Series :) The colors really pop off the minis! Thanks again for letting me host and I hope to help out again if you need another day covered! It's been a pleasure :)

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  10. They are beautiful and look wonderful together. What a show piece!! Thanks for sharing

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  11. Wow! I love your series and I think Night Flowers is my favourite. (BTW, I came in from TGIFF where I have a finish-of-sorts)

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  12. Beautiful hangings! They look so great :)

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  13. oh this is very fun and I love them hanging together!

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  14. They do look lovely all together! It's amazing how the same design can look different depending on the colors of the fabrics.

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  15. I love your quilts and I am intrigued by the rod they are hanging on! Did you make the rod yourself?

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    1. Thanks so much, Sue! The rod is actually quite old. I used to have cobblers shoe molds welded on it, but they broke off during a move. This time I added old water faucets that I think I found at an antique auction years ago. They aren't attached in any permanent way, they just slide on the ends of the rod. Hope that helps!

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  16. That's great! Love the whole set, just perfect for a sewing room.

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  17. They do look happy together! Love it!

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  18. Really beautiful. What a great way to use solids and stretch yourself beyond your comfort zone.

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  19. I love the idea of having a series of quilts!

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