About the Quilt
This little quilt (17 x 23 inches) was made as a side project to Julie's Cotton Robin last year. When I made a center block and package of fabrics for the round robin, I made a second package that I kept for myself, to see how the two twins, separated at birth, would turn out. Here are the two quilts, side by side.
The words on my quilt are an improvisational pieced "Bloom" and a printed, then quilted, "where you are planted." I also included a .com print, as a nod to my vocation as a techie and the great quilting community in the blogosphere. The quilt contains traditional and improvisational piecing, needle-turnd hand appliqué, free-motion-quilting and embroidery to highlight some of the quilting lines. Here is a photo of the back (to show the quilting) and a couple of detail photos of the quilt. Click for larger images.
My Words and the In Your Words Blog Hop
As I have moved through life and moved across country more than a few times, the idea of, "Bloom where you are planted, " has been a constant throughout my adult life. I haven't lived in Santa Fe very long and this little quilt is a reminder that I know how to Bloom ... all I need to do is make an effort.
If you have been following along, then you've probably already seen Amy's quilt with the same phrase. If not, check it out, along with the reveals of these quilters today:
Meadowbrook <-- Another BLOOM quilt!
Sophie Junction <-- You are HERE
A Little Thank You
Thank you for visiting my blog. If you found me via the blog hop and it's your first visit, be sure to click over to the Freebies page for links to free Quilt block patterns, projects and tutorials. For the blog hop, I've uploaded the pattern templates for the small 6-inch Lemoyne star block variation called Little Daisy that I used in my Bloom quilt. You can find it on the freebies tab or at this link.
A Giveaway for Two
I had so much fun making my separated-at-birth twin quilt that I made two Little Daisy starter blocks and a package of fabrics–a mix of the original Michael Miller fabrics from my round robin and some 6" squares from my stash. I'll randomly choose two winners from the comments at the end of the In Your Words blog hop in a week, on Thursday, January 17.