Sunday, February 28, 2016

Bloom Blocks From Lori Holt's Sew Along

I have been joining in the Bloom Sew Along with Lori Holt from Bee in My Bonnet. I made the first 6 applique flowers blocks, but as most of you know me by now, I made my own changes. I decided to make my blocks the fusible applique method (instead of sewing it with interfacing and turning the pieces). I am sewing my appliques with machine embroidery stitches around the edges. I am not sewing on the borders around each block as Lori is doing because I am not sure how I want to set the quilt, or if I even want to make one quilt. I may decide to use these blocks to make a couple of table runners (or a round table topper, since my table is round). For now I am enjoying just making the blocks. I am using only fabrics in my scrap bags for the applique too.

Here are my first 6 Bloom applique blocks:
Block 1

Block 2

Block 3

Block 4. I used a smaller template to make the leaves because Lori's leaves were too large and looked off-balance to me. I like my smaller leaves better.

Close-up of Block 5

Block 5

Close-up of Block 6

Block 6

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14 comments:

  1. I love how your adding your own special touch with fancy stitching. It definitely takes these simple blocks to a whole new level.

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  2. Really cute flower blocks, Daryl. I love your applique with the decorative stitches for these blocks. Whatever you decide to make with these blocks will be a wonderful Spring and/or Summer decor quilted beauty.

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  3. Your Spriing Flower blocks are just the thing to work on during Winter blahs. I really like how you are doing your appliqué and adding the wonderful machine stitching Ito the edges. Cheerful Sprng Flowers Dear...

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  4. I absolutely LOVE your bloom blocks. These will make a nice quilt, table runner or whatever you decide to do with them. You have some nice looking scraps, too :)

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  5. What happy blocks! They will make an awesome quilt or table runner or whatever you decide. So pretty, it gives me hope that Spring is almost here!

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  6. Your blocks are beautiful, I like the colors you are using. I really like those stitches from your Brother, you are going to have to show me which numbers they are when we get together to sew again. I tried commenting with yahoo and couldn't so I went to the chrome and this is where it let me in.

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  7. Very fun blocks, I love the colors and the applique stitch.

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  8. Your blocks are so bright and cheerful. Lovely work!

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  9. Your blocks are sew cute and cheerful. Can't wait to see everything put all together.

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  10. Your blocks look great! I am going to machine appliqué mine too, but my machine is acting up, so I have just been prepping them for stitching.

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  11. Your blocks look fabulous! These are so cute in your bright fabrics.

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  12. Enjoying making the blocks is what matter the most! Working with those lively fabric must indeed be a joy. I particularly like the first and the fifth flowers. The first for its beautiful yellow plaid centre and the fifth for the beautiful stitch work. But they're all beautiful, mind you.
    Thank you for participating to my Fabric, Thread and Yarn link party. Have a good day!

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  13. I love how you've used embroidery stitches to attach the appliques, Daryl. They look fabulous!!!

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  14. I've just been machine sewing them with a blanket stitch on my machine...but you've inspired me to look at the other 75 stitches available and perhaps get a little creative! Yours look great!!

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