To those of you that know me, this may seem out of the norm. Or on the other hand you may know that I love a challenge, and trying out new things, so it may not seem so strange.
Quilting is something that just never really attracted my attention. I spent ALOT of time at a local quilt shop as I was starting Beri Bee; and if I’m honest I wouldn’t likely be where I am now without the encouragement of the ladies there. That said, even seeing the amazing work from Janet, Alice, Lisa and others there, I never gave it a try. If your ever in Southern California you’ll have to check out SLO Creative Studio. Janet moved out west and has a new shop out there. Don’t tell me you went though, it will just make me jealous 😉
Well hell must have frozen over cause here it is! My first ever quilt block!!
This is Block 10 from the Bloom Quilt pattern by Lori Holt. I have been drooling over these Wonderland fabrics so I decided to use them for my block instead but for the most part the pattern is the same.
The Sew Simple Shapes from Lori Holt made the appliqué so easy! I just traced onto the Pellon, stitched them to the fabric and turned.
You may notice one tiny difference in mine from the others along the tour,and I apologize, I had to make the rounded leaves versus the more triangle style because of a small mixup with the templates I was sent. I really still love it so no problem here.
I even attached all the appliqué by hand! Something else that’s on my list of seeing to avoid… Anything by hand. But, and don’t anyone repeat this, it was kind of relaxing and I may have even enjoyed it a little, haha!
Now to decide what to do with my lone block… Make more? Or find a project to incorporate this one?