Since the kittens top was completed, it was perfect timing to join in on a new QAL.
Mom and I have both joined in on the Spring Brook Blossom QAL from Coriander Quilts. The first block was released at the start of last week.
Mom got hers done right away (you make two of each block each month for six months).
She’s using the Apricot and Ash line from Moda and it’s just so pretty!
It took me a little longer to get to mine. Since all the stem parts are the same, I decided to chain piece them and get them all out of the way first.
Once that was done it was time to tackle the flower part. Unlike Mom, I didn’t have any fat quarter bundles with enough different fabrics, so I decided to go another route.
Every month, I’ll be stash diving and using random colours. Like my pinwheel quilt, I’m going to focus on getting a good bit of “pop” between the two fabrics.
You can also see another difference – instead of using the background fabric inside the flower, as Mom and the designer did , I changed it up a bit.
It’s gives my blooms a more substantial feel instead of the light and airiness the others have! I like it. And now I have to wait a full month for the next block!
8 thoughts on “Even the fabric is blooming around here”
That looks like so much fun! I would love to participate in something like that because I think it would get my quilting mojo back. I miss piecing but I can’t seem to work up the enthusiasm to get anything going-not even on the projects I already have in progress.
Oh waiting is difficult for me! The two that are blooming are just so cute
I love both sets of flowers but I prefer the way you filled in your flower and made it bolder. That is going to be a wonderful quilt. Great idea to get all those stems done together.
Your mom’s is very pretty, but I like the bolder look of yours a little bit better.
Oh I like both flowers! It should be a beauty of a quilt!
Great idea for some scrappy blooms-very, very nice!
I think it would be hard to wait a month for the next block. I like both sets of blocks. Each has it’s own appeal.
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