Before my parents got married Dad told his foster parents all about Mum’s aunty, but couldn’t remember her name. When pressed for her name he said ‘Flo will do.’ The name stuck, though we were the only ones in the whole extended family who called her Aunty ‘Flo (Short for Florence) ………. everyone else called her Aunty ‘Till (Short for Matilda).
So, when I was trying to work out what to call this new series of quilt designs I thought ‘Flo will do.’ I learned a lot from my Dad, and never know when some of that knowledge will come in handy!
I have set myself a limit with this series. I selected the applique and pieced blocks from my own collection of block designs, the fabrics from the Electric Quilt fabric library, modified a couple of blocks, and mixed them up, and played with borders. I love tone on tone, so I have just added splashes of colour to creamy fabrics.
I worked with the project file over two days ….. about four hours in total, deleted ones I didn’t like so much, kept 45 quilts and a few table runners to add as posts here over the next year or so. I am not going to play with this project file again! (But note that I didn’t say ‘never.’) The series will be labelled Flo’s Patch, and here is number 1.
I think Aunty ‘Flo would have liked these quilt designs as much as I love owning a piece of her tatting. They are all pretty and rather romantic.