Well the last day of our super fun sew along is finally here.
Thank you so much to everyone who has participated in making my
I have loved working/playing with my
fabric collection for this project...
And especially loved using my first set of
After finishing block 20 last week...
I cut my outside strips and squares for the inner pieced border...
And laid them out on the sides of my quilt
to audition for fabric placement before sewing.
I always use my iPhone to snap a few photos
when laying out borders and sashings to help me remember placement:)
Once I had all of my blocks and borders sewn...
I chose my backing and binding fabrics...
then it was time for the quilting:)
I love love love how my
BLOOM Quilt turned out!
My good friend Juli Stubbs
did the quilting for me
and she did a beautiful job as usual:)
Thank you Juli!!!
I took a few close-ups so that you can see how I asked her to quilt it.
I asked her to quilt around the appliqués and to only
quilt ON the appliqués around the flower centers.
On each background block I asked for small loops to make the appliqués pop:)
I love how the quilting compliments each block without taking away from the detail.
I asked Juli to do straight line quilting on the sashings like this.
She used a natural (barely off white)
thread on all of the blocks and
sashing borders and squares.
On the outside border ...
Juli quilted double straight lines
and used a thread
that matches the print:)
BLOOM now hangs on my bedroom wall and I smile every time I look at it:)
If you want to make one too...
to download the free pattern.
to purchase the
BLOOM Sew Simple Shapes
and get started!
All of the BLOOM tutorials for each week
will still remain on my blog.
I have set up a link to each week
in the order they were posted here...
on the right side bar of my blog.
Just look over to the right and scroll back up until
you sew the block that you are looking for and click on it!
(if you can't see the right side bar of my blog...
you are viewing it on your phone
and will need to view the full web version)
Once again...a big
to those participating...
it's been sew fun:)
I can't wait to see your finished
My next post will be all about
my next sew along...
so stay tuned!