Monday, May 16, 2016

Back Porch Blooms

Good Monday Morning sweet quilting friends!   Hope everyone had a fabulous weekend.    Mine was spent quilting my latest block design and working up a few inspiration quilt designs in EQ7.  The tutorial for this block will be tomorrow(Tuesday).  I've some fun things planned, a linky party and a giveaway or two, maybe 3.  You can read more about it here.


My original plan was to use this block in a larger quilt.  But the larger quilt is so cute I'd rather use some super cute fabric...like...Pam Kitty!  So I quickly added some borders, slapped in a few pins, and now I'm adding the quick quilting with my domestic sewing machine.  I'm so anxious to get this done so I can cut into some Pam Kitty.  Purrr....


It's really hard to stick with my plan of no applique.  There's so many great places on this quilt to add a little touch of applique for the "WOW" factor.  For instance the center of this bloom could use a simple circle or some pumpkin seed shapes to dress it up a bit.


There was a pretty good response to my idea about the linky party to share your Back Porch Blooms blocks and quilts made from them.  So I started thinking  some of you may need more time due to jobs and life events.  How about we stretch this out over May, June, and July.  Each week there will be a Tuesday linky party.  You can link up your progress which will automatically enter you in the month's give away.  A sneak peak this Tuesday of a few things collected for this months giveaway.  There's two more quilts I'd like to make using this block, or potions of this block.  My plan is to share the wall hanging pattern this week, a medium sized quilt pattern next month and then a larger quilt pattern in July.  I can't wait to get started on the next one....so cute!


Ok, start digging through those scraps and fat quarters, I'll be back tomorrow with the block tutorial and instructions for a small one block wall hanging.

~ Lea Anne ~
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15 comments:

  1. looking forward to trying so do this

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  2. Looking forward to seeing what you have for us tomorrow. Love your potted flower.:)

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  3. Now I can't resist. I'm in. A couple of weeks is a real stretch for me, but a few months makes it more likely I'd actually get something done.

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  4. This is just too cute! Thanks for offering this great pattern as a freebie and quilt along! You are so generous with your time and talent.

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  5. The fabric that you chose for the flowerpot is so perfect for the quilt and I love your quilting, too!

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  6. Your flower pot block is darling! I agree, some small applique details would really put it over the top. Why did you make a No Applique rule, anyway? Wanting to keep it simple so more people can keep up with the sew along? I think sewing rules are made to be broken. Like, "no wine in the studio" and "no buying new fabric until the old fabric is used up." Hah!

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  7. Sew cute! I just may have to play along. Love all of your patterns and quilts. Thank you for sharing and being so generous with your ideas and patterns!

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  8. Oh Oh….flowers, gingham…..red, yellow and touches of green. What's not to love!!!

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  9. I can't wait for your tutorial--I think it will make a perfect door banner!

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  10. I have been stashing PKM much to long....time to break it out for this darling quilt. I can't wait to play along!!!

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  11. Lea Anne, thank you for Back Porch Blooms! Been looking for a mini /door banner to make, summer or spring themed and this is perfect. Staying tuned. You're wonderful!

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  12. What a sweet block. Will make a sweet banner.

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  13. Printed and ready to PLAY!!! XXX

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