When I wrote the pattern for my Blooms Mini Quilt from my book - Weekend Quilting I knew that I would need to somehow turn this into a larger quilt. I have been just so in love with this design that I wanted to do something on a bigger scale.
Hence I have come up with the Blooms Garden Lap Quilt and even better - the pattern is free. This Lap Quilt measures 60in x 60in (153cm x 153cm) and is the perfect way to extend the Mini Blooms pattern into a Quilt for on the couch or for a bed or even a beautiful picnic quilt.
To make this Quilt you will need a copy of
and the pattern which you can download from the link below
There are also Acrylic Templates available as well for this project which make tracing out your shapes onto your Fusible Web a breeze.
This pattern is designed as an extension of the pattern from the book so further tips and techniques can be found in the pages as well as all the detailed instructions to Baste and Bind your Quilt of Weekend Quilting.
For this Quilt I used a Fat Quarter Bundle of Heather Ross' Sleeping Porch for Windham Fabrics. It has the sweetest butterflies and snails and was perfect for this Floral inspired quilt design. The fabrics too - being Lawn are just so soft and work really well against the White Linen I used for the background fabric.
I love using a Triple Stitch on my machine for Raw Edge Appliqué. I use really shiny threads to give just a bit of sparkle to the design.
I'd love to see any pictures/posts you make of this Quilt so make sure to tag me @tiedwitharibbon in any pics that you post or use the hashtags #tiedwitharibbonpatterns, #weekendquiltingthebook #bloomsgardenquilt.
Jemima x x