Monday, April 18, 2016

Lori Holt Bloom QAL

I am so excited this morning to be sharing my little project from Lori Holt's Bloom QAL.   I was so excited when I was asked to do week 14 of the Bloom QAL because the flowers are just so cute!!!   I couldn't stop at just one block and before I knew it, I had this adorable pillow for my bench seat, so fun!!!!

The leaves on this flower totally reminded me of tuxedo ties so I was instantly drawn to Doodlebugs Dot and Dash fabric.  I just love the modern feel these awesome black and white fabrics add to the pillow.  So striking!!

This was the first block I did.  I opted to do raw edge applique instead, because we all know I am not the worlds best hand stitcher ;)   I used a fun metallic grey thread and I love how it just pops along the edge of the applique ;)  

And as I mentioned,  I had originally planned to do just one block but it was so cute, I couldn't stop.   So this was the second block.   I liked how it was a little "busier" but then I decided I needed a third block to balance it out.  

So then of course, I made up this little block.   And then it didn't take long for inspiration to strike and realize that these three blocks would make up a perfect size pillow for my bench!!!

And they all just all came together so cute!!!   I used the leftover pieces from the  10" stacker of Dot and Dash to piece together a fun scrappy backing for the pillow.   Just perfect!!!  And now, I just can't help but smile every time I walk through the dining room and see this fun little pillow resting on the bench ;)  Don't you just love when things come together like that ;)  

So that is my Week 14 Bloom Block!!!  Be sure to pop on over to Riley Blake to get a great tutorial on making this block as well as lots of great info on this fun QAL!!!

Thanks so much to Riley Blake and Lori Holt for having me as part of this wonderful QAL.  It was so much fun!!!

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  1. Love love love it in the blacks and whites! What a modern look!

  2. So cute!!! I love your idea for the long pillow too! I've been working on this QAL, but have only finished 7 or 8 of the blocks: but I'm having fun. Someday I'll have to show you the freezer paper applique method: it's quick and easy, and you could still sew it down with the machine with a tiny zig-zag or blind stitch. Someday.... :-) Hugs, H

  3. Isn't that just too cute. Sometimes home decor type projects end up being my favorite because they always make me smile when I see them making a room/house feel more homey.


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