Monday, May 23, 2016

More Blooming ideas

Little did I know when designing this block months ago I was sparking an internal obsession.  I just can't stop making and designing more quilts with them.  So this past weekend all of the Pam Kitty fabrics in the stash were pressed and scanned into EQ7.  Then the real party started, picking just the right a gal could go wrong with Pam Kitty...HA!

There's been a wonderful response to the blocks here on the blog and on Instagram.  A great big ole hug and thank you to Pam Kitty for sharing my blocks on her Instagram feed.  If your on Instagram and share your block or quilt made from this block use #backporchbloom or #backporchbloomquilt so I can find you and of course don't for get to tag me @podunkpretties.  Most of all, thank you to all of you that are sharing your inspirational blocks and  planning to play along during this quilt along.  With the responses come little hints as to what you plan to make which has inspired my quilt designing even more.  The next free pattern and linky party(June 7) is still a couple of weeks away but here's an early sneak peak.

These cute little butterflies will be part of the next project.  If you'd like to make a few of your own you can find the free tutorial here.  Now let me say this block was designed for a different quilt  and the tutorial for them sets them on point.  I left the corners off my blocks that finish at 6" in quilt.

As I mentioned before most of the fabrics you'll be seeing in this quilt along series will be Pam Kitty.  However my background and gray fabrics are not.  I use Kona White for almost all my backgrounds and the gray is from an unknown line.  

As promised here's a simple and sweet inspirational project.  I can't make all the ideas but I can share most of them with you along the way.  Some will include basic measurements for making and some will not.  It all depends on weather or not time permits.  This week your in luck...I've all kinds of time! 

  You can find the directions for the 9" x 18" Back Porch Blooms quilt block here.

Alrighty I saved the best for last.  Here's the measurements if you'd like to give this little runner a try.  It finishes at about 58" x 28".  You'll notice that not all the pieces have a measurement  on them.  For instance the final border is 
2.5" x 58.5" and marked on the top but not on the bottom.  It just made the picture look to busy to have all those numbers on there but you gals get the idea right?!

If you have any question feel free to leave a comment or email I'll answer them as soon as possible.  And as always I'm human, if you find an error in my patterns or tutorials please let me know so I can fix it ASAP.

~ Lea Anne ~
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  1. I love these blocks! Butterflies are always my favorites, I appreciate your free tutorials.

  2. oh good will have go at the butterflies now, do not know how to link to instagram I am on it but not sure how to use it!

  3. Love the butterflies. Hmm, now they've got me thinking of changes to my Back Porch Bloom project.

  4. Love butterflies and the back porch bloom table runner. I should have time this week to make it. Thank you.

  5. This is just so cute! I think this block would be super cute in a placemat too!

  6. What a wonderful way to start the spring and summer, with flowers and butterflies. How fun.

  7. I am seeing a row quilt in my future! So cute! So far I can use your flower pots, butterflies...and the cherry block! I did your Cherry quilt last year, love it! Thank you for sharing with us :)

  8. I am in LOVE! So pretty and I am loving the Pam Kitty fabrics.

  9. So so cute! Your quilt blocks inspire me to get sewing! I like your fabric pairings, they help me see things in new ways. So cheerful.. thanks for making my day!

  10. Both the flower and butterfly have me thinking of a good use of my PamKittyMorning fabric as well as my 1930s reproduction scraps I hate to part with. You have such a skill putting things together and your quilts are number one on my favs list. Thanks for the inspiration "

  11. both are so pretty: and I have plenty of Pam Kitty fabric! I don't know how much I can do, since I have my SIL in town for 2 weeks. :-( But I sure want to join along once she's gone!! Hugs, H in Healdsburg

  12. Those fabrics are *perfect* for these blocks! Love the flower and the butterfly. I always love seeing what you are working on! Thanks for sharing these on Main Crush Monday. :)


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