Welcome to my turn at the Where Flowers Bloom Blog Hop hosted by Carla at Creatin’ In The Sticks.
Spring was slow coming to the northeast. Now that it is here though, wow! Almost every day I leave work, my car has a thin sheen of yellow pollen covering it. Girls on my daughter’s soccer team are dealing with asthma brought on by allergies, and my own two are dealing with seasonal allergies they never had before.
As I was scouring Pinterest for the perfect beginner friendly flower quilt block, I came across the Podunk Posy quilt block. I really could not believe how easy this quilt block was.
While I originally thought the light green plaid would go really well in this quilt block, it seems to get swallowed up in the background fabric. I really think a darker green next time would provide more contrast. Anyone can make a bunch of these to make a table runner with different colored flowers. Or, make a quilted garden with a lap sized quilt.
Some of y’all know how much I love quilt alongs. National Quilter’s Circle has a new quilting challenge by Susan Guzman called the Lexington Sampler Quilt. Last week’s block from the sampler quilt is called the Prairie Flower.
Last quilting challenge, I tried to go super scrappy with all the fabric I got from Freecycle. However, I learned a very important lesson with using scraps for a quilt along. Your scraps need to be at least big enough in one color to cover enough for one section. Without enough fabric in those scraps, the blocks started looking a little like a blind person chose the fabrics.
This time, I carefully chose the fabrics: a white on white, white on gray, white on black, and a purple. There is another purple and gray fabric that pulls them all together.
Here is the rest of the blog hop schedule. I can’t say how impressed I have been with the rest of the participants! I’ve seen table runners, elephants and gorgeous blouses!
In The Boon Docks
Seams To Be Sew
Lily Patch Quilts
Days Filled With Joy
Elizabeth Coughlin Designs
Life in the Scrapatch
Words & Stitches
Tu-Na Quilts, Travels, and Eats
Why Knot Kwilt
Just Let Me Quilt
Nettie Sews and Lucky Quilts
Cynthia’s Creating Ark
Patchouli Moon Studio
Sew Incredibly Crazy
Ms P Designs USA
Melva Love Scraps