Wednesday, January 24, 2018
There is no better way to celebrate Spring than with a big ole bouquet of flowers. Regardless of whether they come from your flower beds, your favorite florist or your favorite fabric store, flowers always put a smile on my face and warmth in my heart when I see them.
Blossom is a 21" x 21" wall hanging that is perfect for chasing away the winter blues and bringing a splash of Spring color into your home. In addition to using Island Batik fabrics, I used Aurifil thread for piecing and a variegated thread from Superior Threads for the blanket stitch around each of the appliques.
This pattern is a great stash buster with its scrappy border.
Here is a close-up of the quilting. I quilted a free-motion swirl in the background around the applique and into the matching fabric sections of the border so it appears to be one area. In the pieced border blocks, I used a curved line to accentuate the piecing.
The pattern for Blossom is available for purchase as a pdf download from Craftsy. I would love to see your version of Blossom. Feel free to post a photo on my Masterpiece Quilting Facebook Page.