Friday, 22 November 2013

Paper Piecing Party – Blossoms in Full Bloom

I have finished my Blossoms quilt! Complete with a bit of dabbling in FMQ. It’s a miracle, I know. ;)

Blossom Quilt on a bike

As this is a quilt for my pink-loving gal, naturally I went with a pink backing and pink solid for the binding. It’s all about pink. Occasionally purple and red get a look in, but generally… everything related to my Lulu is pink.


The flowers are all paper pieced (you can find the Blossom pattern in my Craftsy shop). One of those funny things – I wanted a paper pieced flower pattern and drew this up. Found out soon after that it’s very similar to the traditional Weather Vane block – but paper pieced.

Blossoms quilting

Simple quilting on the back – straight line outline quilting around the blocks, then my little attempt at some FMQ in the centre of each of the flowers. My little Miss helped with the props for these photos. She also loves ladybugs.

Flower quilting

The fabric I used for these blocks is Daydream by Kate Spain. I initially bought a charm pack, fell in love, then ordered a layer cake. I drew up this design to make the most of the layer cake squares. It worked a treat.

Favourite Daydream Flowers

So this will be wrapped and put under the Christmas tree for my pretty pink Princess. Though we are in Summer now, it might not be needed for a little while! I did back it with fleece though so it’s fairly lightweight.

Blossoms quilt side

Of course it won’t be a surprise. It’s very hard to keep anything a surprise when my little one is home with me all the time. But she does know it’s being put away for Christmas (or Kinsmins as she calls it) and she’s good with that.


She’s also a bit cute. But I may be a touch biased.

If you're a fellow Kate Spain fabric lover - I have a giveaway going on right now. Pop over here for a chance to win a charm pack of Sunnyside :)

So that’s my big share for the Paper Piecing Party this week! Now it’s your turn!


Quick refresher on what the deal is with the Paper Piecing Party (full details here):
* It’s on every weekend here at Quiet Play, starting Friday.
* Link up something you’re working on that’s foundation paper pieced
* Link a blog post or flickr photo
* Visit at least two other links and leave a comment because that’s half the fun!


  1. Love the quilt Kristy! And I love that you did some fmq, maybe you'll be hosting fmq parties next? ;) I haven't done any paper piecing for ages, but I have loads to do so hopefully I'll be linking up soon :)

  2. Your Blossom quilt is beautiful, you have definitely caught the FMQ bug since your fancy new machine arrived:)

  3. Sweet. The last pic is like she is lost in the woods. Almost, lol.

  4. Just perfect!! I love that the blocks really shows off the patterns in the fabric!

  5. I love your blossom quilt, it is just beautiful.
    I would love to make one for myself, would you mind if I copied your design.
    Please let me know.

  6. I didnt realize you were Aussy, I think of you as a neighbor around the corner.. LOL

  7. I really love it. I am especially please you made it using a layer cake. I ave several in my stash that need a patter! This is perfect. =)

    Off to add to this to my wish list on Pinterest so I don't forget!

  8. Your FMQ looks great! Congratulations on the finish!

  9. It's gorgeous and definitely suits the name Bloosms in full bloom and suits your beautiful daughter !!

  10. Beautiful quilt ~ the blocks are much bigger than I thought. Love ~

  11. She's totally cute! I wonder about quilt blocks too. As I make my own more and more I wonder if there's already one like it sitting in some quilting book that hasn't been opened for 20 years but someone already invented it. Shrug :)

  12. It turned out lovely Kristy! and you are very clever doing the FMQ!!!

  13. It's beautiful and gorgeous! :)

  14. Just gorgeous Kristy!! And i love your FMQ, it's perfect!

  15. it's just beautiful, your quilting is lovely too. I bet she's thrilled with it.


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