Saturday, July 31, 2010

Glorious Hearts and Flowers

When I purchased a copy of Kaffe's book Quilt Romance (published 2009), I couldn't wait to start on Kim McLeans stunning Hearts and Flowers Quilt.
 Kim McLeans Hearts and Flowers Quilt
Featured in Kaffe's book QUILT ROMANCE (pg 14)
photograph used with permission

I decided I wanted to make Kim's quilt using only Amy Butler Love fabrics (though one of Kaffe's shot cottons did creep in there).
Due to the very hectic nature of Amy's stunning fabrics, I did adapt Kim's quilt a little, however kept the main design elements the same.
This quilt was pretty quick to make and very satisfying, though I have yet to quilt it!
One of the aspects I love about Kim's quilts is the amount of fussy cutting you can do, bringing out fun little elements in the fabrics being used...

If you don't own a copy of Kaffe's Quilt Romance book it is worth loaning from the library...Kim McLean is the featured artist in the book and it is well worth a read.


  1. I loved this quilt the first time I saw it on your blog Cathy! It's still a stunner, those colours are fabulous...

  2. Again I have to tell you - beautiful!
    Hugs - Lurline♥

  3. Oh yes I do own a copy and most of his other ones too.
    Love your quilt.


  4. Beautiful quilt!! I love the softness of the colors :0)


  5. Just beautiful Cathy...I will get hold of the book.
    Julia ♥

  6. Love this quilt of yours, I can see the close ups now, they are gorgeous!! The Amy Butler works really well in your quilt. Cheers, Kim McLean

  7. ah yes this is a book everyone needs!
    Love your quilt and your fabric choices,

  8. Nothing like using Love fabrics to stitch up a quilt called Hearts and Flowers. Absolutely BEAUTIFUL, Cathy!!!

  9. I love your version of the quilt! It's a treat to see some of your fussy cutting. :)

  10. I have started this quilt Cathy but haven't got very far with it yet. Your's is great and thanks for the inspiration.

  11. I love the border on this one and all the fabrics work so well in this pattern. Your applique is sublime!