Tuesday, July 5, 2016

Back Porch Blooms ~ Another Cutie

Hello sweet quilty friends!  I've got another super cute quilt to share with you. This is the third quilt in my "Back Porch Blooms" series of free quilts.   For some reason I'm coming up blank when trying to name this one, so if you've any suggestions let me know.


Tomorrow I'll start writing the pattern for the sashing and borders.   If you'd like to get a head start making the "Back Porch Blooms" blocks(flower and pots) you can find the tutorial here.


The corner Butterfly blocks are also a freebie here on my blog and can be found here.  TIP: The tutorial is for a 12 inch block.  You can make them 12 inch and trim them down to size later or you can make the 6 inch Butterfly and wait for new smaller on point instructions later this week.  My blog is a print friendly blog which means you can  print my tutorials in pdf just by clicking on a specific post and then clicking print friendly image at the bottom that page.  Print friendly allows you to remove any pictures or text that you don't want or need.


This quilt was designed after so many of you loved my quilt and chickens post.  The idea for a picket fence was in one of my first designs but it was a much smaller quilt.  It just occurred to me as I'm writing this post, you could replace the butterflies with baby chickens set on point...oh how cute would that be!?


Most of the prints in this quilt are Pam Kitty or Holly Holderman, Lakehouse fabrics.  The blue in the border is not.  It's a Bonnie and Camille print, I'm unsure which line of their fabric.


The border is actually made up of three blocks. The Butterflies and two different pickets and rails blocks.  Strip piecing made quick work of the fence borders.  






To see all the tutorials and posts about my "Back Porch Blooms" quilt block just click on this image in the sidebar.  Or you can find them in the tutorials tab at the top of this blog.


Don't forget there's a "Back Porch Bloom" linky party once a month.  You can link up your progress to be entered in a giveaway.   The only rule is you can only link up posts or pictures of your "Back Porch Blooms" project.   This month the prize is a bundle of half yard cuts of Indian Summer by Bentartex.   


So here's the plan.  Later this week I'll post the instructions for the fence quilt above.  Next Tuesday July 12- July18 you can link up any Back Porch Blooms projects.    Then the winner will be announced on July 19, 2016.  There will be at least one more linky party and giveaway next month so there's still plenty of time if you haven't started your blocks yet.  It doesn't need to be a finished project to link up.

Happy Stitching!
~ Lea Anne ~
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17 comments:

  1. so pretty the picket fence frames the flower post so beautifully

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  2. As always, so very pretty and fresh. Not to mention generous :)

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  3. Love the Picket Fence border, very fun.

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  4. With tat sweet picket fence, the name Cottage Garden comes to mind!

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  5. Love the white picket fence! The fence adds a nice country feeling to the quilt.

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  6. How about "How does your garden grow" for a name?

    It is very cheerful. . . and I love the butterflies in the corners.

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  7. The picket fence is a perfect border! Well done!

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  8. How about "Fenced Blooms" or "Flower Garden" or "Picketed Blooms".

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  9. Such a wonderful quilt!! I love it!! But I'm bad at naming things, so I'm not much help in that department!! :-)

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  10. I have a picket fence around my vegetable garden to keep the rabbits from feasting on my vegetables! I love your posies and pickets!

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  11. So so super cute! The fence is adorable! Love everything about it.

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  12. I'm not linking up for any of this, I can't find the time right now, but I do want you to know that I LOVE those fences! You're a genius. And amazing. Go you, lady.

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  13. Love that picket fence! How about something like "fresh blossoms" for a name?

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  14. So glad you linked this to Midweek Makers - it's such a wonderful quilt!
    Susan

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  15. Seems like everyone is in love with the "Picket Fence". Might just be a good name! What a fun quilt.

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  16. It's so adorable. It makes me think of"Pretty Maids All in a Row."

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