bloom quilt

Bloom Quilt

I finally got my Bloom Quilt finished and I love the way that it turned out!bloom quilt

I have to admit that this was not my favorite quilt to put together…it was tedious to make all of  the appliques and then applique them all on to the blocks, but the end product was beautiful and I will enjoy it for many years to come!

This is a Lori Holt pattern and fabric.  She did a sew along on her blog with one block each week.  It is a fun, vintagey quilt!bloom quiltHere are a few of the blocks up close:Bloom QuiltEach block has several templates that you trace around on a light weight Pellon, then you sew each piece with the fabric and turn it right side out.  You then glue the pieces down on a block and hand applique them.  I do love the idea of it, and I could get my block ready and do the hand sewing at night when we were watching TV.  It is just that it takes several different steps to do each block.  But I am glad I learned how to do it…I just don’t know if I will do another one! :)  I enjoy doing wool applique because it does not have as many steps to getting the blocks ready!bloom quiltI quilted this quilt with an all-over stipple pattern.  I outlined each block and then did some micro-quilting around each of the appliques.  It makes the appliques really stand out!bloom quiltHere it is on my new quilt ladder that I got from Harp Design when we went on our trip to Waco and the Magnolia Market!  I love it!  I will put this quilt ladder in my living room and I can change up the quilts with every season and/or holiday!  :)

I do love this Bloom Quilt, the vintagey feel of the fabrics and the fun applique flowers.  It makes me happy!  (Mostly that it is done!)

How is everyone coming along on your 40 day conference reading??  Did you get the notice of the change on 23 Sept?  You will read the article on page 81, because I put the article on page 85 twice!  OOPS!

Thanks for Visiting…Have a Great Weekend!

4 thoughts on “Bloom Quilt

    1. Natalie, Thank you so much for taking the time to write your sweet comment. I appreciate your support and kindness! I hope that you have a great day. Rita

  1. Your quilt looks wonderful. You did such a nice job. I also made the “Bloom Quilt.” I machine appliqued mine, so that cut down on a little of the time involved. I put the quilt in our county fair and it won a blue ribbon. Thank you for keeping us up to date on all the wonderful ideas out there. I wouldn’t have known about this quilt if I had not seen it in one of your posts.

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