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Introducing the Bloomax Quilt Pattern

Introducing the Bloomax Quilt Pattern - Craftapalooza Designs

I’d love to share with you the Bloomax Quilt. I wanted to design a quilt with texture and spent some months refining how the final bloom would look and how to sew it together. I’m super happy with this end result AND it has yo-yo’s, they’re so fun to add to patchwork quilts and make any quilt a delight.

The first Bloomax quilt I have sewn was for the Tilda Jubilee range and events here in Australia.The Tilda Jubilee quilt is the 48" × 48" size. Bloomax comes in three sizes with different layouts for each size:

  • Lap: 48" × 48”
  • Nap*: 64" × 64"
  • Twin: 72" × 96"

*A new size for quilts… the NAP

I declare a new size for quilts. The NAP. Perfect for napping under. Anywhere around 60" square is where I like my nap quilts to finish. Make a Bloomax nap quilt for yourself, dive into your stash of collected favourites and go to town. Bloomax is a celebration of all things scrappy and textural. Use florals, spots, plaids, checks, stripes, animal prints. Don’t be shy. Experiment with combinations. For the backgrounds try using wovens, or a low-volume background, checks (like the bonus table runner shown here) or florals. Don’t be shy.

Making the Bloomax Quilt

The Bloomax pattern has detailed instructions on how to prepare and sew the quilt to set you up for success and a fun sewing experience. There are acrylic templates available as an option, however the pdf and printed pattern all come with a template sheet that can be used to create templates using template plastic or similar. I recommend printing out and tracing onto template plastic for durability, specially the petals and these will be used a lot to make the quilt and to keep the integrity of the petal shape.

When sewing the Tilda Jubilee Bloomax I decided to use a wool batting, it added extra loft and squishiness to the quilt and it is delightfully light. It is a little more challenging to hand quilt due to the loft, but absolutely worth it. The next Bloomax I'm sewing I'll use a cotton batting.

But wait... there's more!

BONUS there are a couple of bonus makes for Bloomax which I’m so excited to share. The first of which is a table runner. You’ll need the Bloomax pattern and then enter your details below to receive the pdf instructions for the table runner and you'll also receive updates about more Bloomax bonus projects.


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