What’s even better than one quilt? Two! The curve star blocks and inset curve stars create scraps that are perfect for squaring up and creating drunkard’s path blocks, so I designed a second quilt using an additional background fabric and the Pistils & Pollen scraps to showcase how Morrison Park looks against a darker background.
I really adore how the Bonus Bouquet quilt came together. The combination of the tulip blocks, vibrant colors against a darker background, and scrappy rainbow binding all add up to a happy and fun quilt finish! Don’t tell the other quilts I’ve made this year, but the Bonus Bouquet Quilt is the quilt that is currently bringing me the most joy.
I used 50wt Aurifil 2630 (Dark Pewter) to piece and free motion quilt a stipple across the entire quilt. While the thread blends into the Kona Cotton Coal background perfectly, it’s honestly harder to see against the brighter prints than you might think.
If you remember, I really loved how the binding roll came together all coiled up, so I was curious how it was going to really look on the quilt. I chose to sew the binding on by machine, so I began by laying it out on the back of the quilt, and at this point I knew it was going to be great!
If you are interested in making your own Bonus Bouquet quilt, it is includes as the bonus quilt pattern in the Pistils & Pollen digital quilt pattern, which is sale through October 5th.