Soon after I started my business, my florist asked if I could make her a quilt. She loved traditional quilts and loved greens and golds, but didn’t want any flowers in the quilt.  This is the quilt that I made for her.

Traditional Quilt for Florist

I call this quilt “Mulligan Stew” because I simply looked through my stash and used almost all my greens and golds in this quilt, rather like throwing all the vegetables in your fridge in the stew and hope for the best. I may have even bought a bit more fabric because these aren’t colors I stockpile. I chose the pattern used above because I wanted a fairly easy pattern that looked more difficult than it was, as I’d priced this king-sized quilt at a fairly reasonable rate and needed to stick to it. As it turned out, it took longer than I thought to make this quilt, partly because I laid it all out on the floor of my rental home, then had to take it up twice because the realtor was showing the house! It always took a long time to get the blocks back in the “right” order.

I used a Baptist fan template to quilt the patchwork.  I prefer to use curves when the blocks are geometric. Below you can see a closeup with a bit of the golden fabric used for the backing.

My florist was very happy with the quilt. There are no fabrics with flowers in them.