When I started to sew, I made some adjustments and did need to get some extra yardage of one print.
To off set the three printed flower pot panels, I created similar sized panels of fussy cut flowers and butterflies. These six blocks, sewed together, made the center of the quilt. They were echo quilted, while the rest of the quilt was quilted with large looping swirls. I actually made the quilt in three large sections, quilted each one, and then put them together with strips, similar to those used in Marguerita McManus's quilt as you go method. Quilters will understand all those details.
When I first thought about making this quilt I imagined a more traditional quilt with smaller blocks, but I soon saw that this large blocked, happy print is just right to brighten up Lizzie's room. With her pastel green dresser and her favorite toys, it is a special space. I was so happy to get this finished in time for the early birthday party we had for her this weekend with her cousins.
If you look closely you can see some of the echo quilting.
The blue blocks are pieced, while the flower pots are small paneled prints.
The coral strips are the "Finish as you go" strips that join quilt sections.