Grandiflora won first prize for small quilts at QuiltWest 2016. It is a very small quilt, a mere 12.5″ x 15″ (32cm x 37cm) about table mat size. As the full title implies, it is mainly made from the selvedges of Liberty Tana lawn.
This quilt is #4 in a series of Liberty strip quilts that were inspired by a cycling tour around Lake Neuchatel in Switzerland. It is an impressionistic view of the lake at sunset.
I used a pattern called Trouble with Tribbles from a quilting book Rocky Mountain Sparkler. It was with some difficulty that I reduced the block size from 16″ square to 10″ square. As the block construction was dependant on four seams of 1/4″ reducing the cut strips by a total of 2″, the math no longer worked. I got there in the end.
Stephanie’s quilt was made from the left-over scraps of Farah’s quilt with many extra 1.5″ squares added. It is my original design.
For this quilt, the neutral background pieces are not Liberty, all the coloured pin-wheels are Liberty Tana lawn. You can tell that I really like this design. I have made it about four times in this full sized version. That is, the blocks are 16″ square.