Wednesday, 10 September 2014

Swedish Bloom WIP

Swedish Blooms

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.

13 comments:

  1. I have been watching these each day on IG! Now I am making plans of making one of my own! Are you making the leaves sections too?

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  2. Your blocks look fabulous! I do have this book and it's a beautiful quilt to make. It's going to be fantastic!

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  3. These are gorgeous! I love your plan to make one a day -- that almost makes it seem easy!

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  4. Your daughter is going to LOVE it! SO GOOD!

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  5. I love your blocks. I made this block too once for a swap as a sewing machine cover for Angela from Cut to pieces :)

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  6. I really love this pattern too - had my eye on it for a while. Great choice of fabrics - your daughter is going to be thrilled!

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  7. i really like this pattern…those flowers are so warm

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  8. Looking good, especially that fussy cut unicorn :)

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  9. Very nice. I love the fussy cut unicorn! ;)

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  10. You are SUCH an inspiration ; )
    Dang!

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  11. This is going to be beautiful! Love the unicorn :)

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  12. So very pretty! I love those colours together, and your daughter will treasure it always! Linda

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