Wednesday, 10 September 2014
Swedish Bloom WIP
I never thought I'd make a bed sized paper pieced quilt. As much as I love the look of paper pieced blocks, they can be so time consuming to make and they always seem to use an excess amount of fabric. But... I am loving making these blocks. Each flower is made up of four identical quadrants, so for the first time ever I'm chain piecing paper piecing! Four quadrants at a time. It almost feels efficient! The Swedish Bloom pattern is from one of my favourite quilting books, Patchwork, Please by Ayumi Takahashi. I've made a block a day so far, if I can keep this pace up, the flower blocks will be finished by Monday.
This quilt will go on my 7 year old daughter's bed so I'm using my treasured Heather Ross fabrics, Briar Rose and the reprint of Far Far Away. I'm planning a colour palette of pink, orange, purple and green. I love these fabrics, they're beautiful to sew with and the colours are so vibrant.
Linking up (woohoo, my first blog linkup!) with Lee at Freshly Pieced for WIP Wednesday.