I was in a straight line quilting mood the day I quilted this, and I think it works perfectly.
Instead of the traditional 1/4" outline from the edge, I bumped it up to 1/2", plus stitch-in-the-ditch at all the seams. Wanting some yellow in the center (see a previous post about that issue here), I ultimately decided to let the quilting do that for me. With a bit of yellow thread, I made daisy shapes in the centers, decreasing the size for three layers of petals.
This gives the centers the little touch of yellow that I was looking for without overwhelming the quilt.
At the edges, there's simple parallel lines, with leaves in the hexagons. I do wish I had put veins in those leaves for a bit more definition, but I don't think the baby will notice!
This is the second time I've made this pattern, the table runner being the first.
There may be a third sometime, as I have more jewels cut that I didn't use, and would love to go through the stash to find some coordinating colors with the purple. Then it would be a wildflower quilt! Of course, this idea is probably far down on my to-do list. But one can keep dreaming, right?
Have these two inspired you to make your flower garden? Definitely an easy quilt to put together with the HexnMore ruler!