The Bloomin' Quilt series is our next release and presently I'm getting the quilts finished and ready to publish. There will be two designs in the Bloomin' series.
This secondary design is called Bloomin' Confection and is a simple brickwork patchwork with 20 applique blocks and uses the applique template as the hand quilting pattern.
I've designed the brickwork patchwork row by row and there won't be any seam matching when sewing the rows together. There is also the opportunity to use larger scale prints and to have some fun adding some texture by using wovens. I'll show you more soon! Of course I've added some sparkle with Robert Kaufman, Metallic Essex Linen and I'm also using Essex Speckle for the first time and it is delicious. Yep, delicious. It's squishy and the pink and blue I'm using are PERFECT for Bloomin' Confection. You can see some glimpses in the photos here.
Patterns + Template Release
Bloomin' Awesome and Bloomin' Confection will launch at the same time and will be available together at a very special launch price for a limited time and then they will be sold separately. There will also be an acrylic template option as well.
The patterns will come with video instructions showing how to needle turn applique and all of my tips and tricks when sewing this particular block. Needle turn can be intimidating if you haven't done it before or haven't had success in the past, but everyone is a beginner at some point, as was I. My applique did not always look like what you see here! Practice, practice and more practice as well as using suitable thread and needle for applique that can help your work shine. My videos will show you some progressions to get you started as well as needle turn techniques. As long as you have a result YOU'RE happy with that is all that matters.