My Greenhouse Quilt

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When my daughter put a cactus blanket on a shopping wishlist, I knew that it was time to make her a bed quilt.  The problem was that I didn’t have long to turn it around and have it complete before it was time for gifting – so I grabbed Angela Hartman’s Greenhouse pattern.  Eight of her blocks made themselves into just the right top to showcase some of my doodle quilting.

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I had a lot of fun adding in random elements, combining flowers, feathers, pebbles and swirls – whenever I got bored I just switched things up!

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Not sure how to transition to the foreground at the bottom of the quilt, and wanting to do something interesting texturally to the bottom border, I decided to finish it off with some straight lines.

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For the backing, I chose a soft taupe colored peppered cotton, which gave a nice contrast to the cream colored thread I used in the bobbin.

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With a cotton/wool blend batting in the middle, this turned out to be a soft and warm but breathable quilt for her to use year round if she chooses.

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The quilted plants blended well into the motifs when seen from the back as well!  Both front and back are beautiful options for display on a bed.

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Do you ever change up a pattern to meet your needs?  I’d love to hear about what you’ve done!

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