Victorian Greenhouse

Amy Friendetsy, gardening, paper piecing15 Comments

Here is my newest design, the fifth in a series of 10″ paper pieced blocks with a garden theme.  One of the five is a free download (see my sidebar–it is called “Pick Violets”).  The others are available in my Etsy shop.

This design is called “Victorian Greenhouse.”  I was inspired by my dream, a Victorian style greenhouse with ironwork along the roofline, chock full of flowers.  I imagine that there are flowers in pots on shelves and hanging from the rafters in baskets.  It is overflowing.

I used BasicGrey Hello Luscious for the grass, BasicGrey grunge from the Blitzen line for the white stone at the bottom of the foundation, and grunge from Little Black Dress for the cement and window supports.  The floral print is also Hello Luscious.  The sky is Ruby by Bonnie and Camille. 

This pattern has one very subtle Y seam but don’t let it scare you off.  I was able to sew it with the papers still in with no problem, first shot.  I think that the trickiest part is lining the lace up properly in the roofline seam but I have a trick for that which makes it easier.

More blocks will be coming. My goal is to create a lap sized quilt on this theme.