Sunday, October 31, 2010

Ghosts, Goblins and Flowers from Outer Space

I have edited this post. Thanks for your help in identifying the designer of this pattern. The edited parts are in red.
Today is day 31 of Blogtoberfest. I made it!

Not only that, but I am joining the Bloggers Quilt Festival that Amy is hosting. I have a finished quilt to show you! Yes! Finished!!!


This is the one I have been working on for the past week. I finally got it quilted and last night I put the binding on. I started this quilt many years ago. Unfortunately I can't remember where the pattern came from. If you recognize it, please let me know so I can give credit, where credit is due.

Edit: The pattern is called, 'Flowers', by Linda Brannock. It was published by the Star Quilt Company when Brannock was the owner. She has since retired and this pattern is no longer published. Having learned that I am even happier now that I finished this quilt. Thanks to all who left me a comment on this.


When I was working on this quilt, my son used to tell me that these flowers reminded him of aliens from outer space. I am calling it Alien Flowers just for him. It's a fitting name since today is Hallowe'en.


And here is some pretty Hallowe'en colour.

I worked in the garden yesterday and picked these flowers. They are the last ones for this year. My obligations for Octoberfest have come to an end. Hope you enjoyed it as much as I did.
BOO!

16 comments:

Kaye said...

your quilt is really nice, good job! The klowers are quite striking in color contrast

Lois said...

Wow! Open up your blog and am hit with all those absolutely beautiful orange flowers. That was a super beginning.
Your quilt is very attractive and I love the name you gave it. Thank you for sharing. Love Lois

nicolette said...

I love your alien flower quilt! That’s a lot of appliques you worked on!

Hurray for having finished Blogtoberfest! I enjoyed your posts!

Sew Lovins said...

Yes the flowers could be from a land far far away! Love the quilt...good job getting it done just in time!

the dutch purple rabbit said...

gefeliciteerd and you;re quilt looks very nice.

nynke

Exuberant Color said...

What a great finish! That quilt looks like a lot of work and I'm sure you are proud of it.

Simone de Klerk said...

An appropriate name for the lovely quilt. I can see a child's eye seeing that (even though he might have been adult when saying that)!
And congratulations on reaching your 31st day!!!

BJ said...

Cute name. Great quilt. And, I love that you are finishing your earlier, unfinished quilts. Good for you!

ANudge said...

Wish I did know the pattern - that would mean I had it.

Very nice quilt and so glad you finished it to share it with us.

hakucho said...

Your flowers are BEAUTIFUL! I have always loved nasturtiums :)

happy halloween :)

Pat said...

Your quilt is very pretty! And I like your flowers, too.

AnnieO said...

Beautiful alien flowers! This looks like a Jan Patek pattern but I would not consider myself an authority about that :) Thanks for sharing your quilt's story :)

Fleurette@ Fleur's place said...

Beautiful quilt, I love applique.

Angie Padilla said...

AnnieO is right. This is a Jan Patek pattern, but it looks like it is discontinued now. You have done a lovely job with it!

Rose Marie said...

Lovely applique and gorgeous quilt! There is nothing alien about this quilt ... nothing at all. Lovely!

Hope your thumb is feeling better?

Karen said...

I found your blog post while doing an internet search for Linda Brannock's flower quilt. Your quilt is very well done.