Bloom Bloom Pow Quilt Along by Kathie

Summary

Category:
Quilting
Pattern:
Bloom bloom pow quilt along
Status:
Complete
Started:
2013-03-28T00:00:00Z
Finished:
2013-08-20T00:00:00Z
Tutorial:

Description

I've just gotten back from my LQS (Superbuzzy) where I had fun playing with fabric for +Freshlypieced 's Bloom Bloom Pow Quilt Along

I was struck by her use of blended colors that makes this block pop! I'm using Simply Color by Moda as it has quite a few values I think will work. As Lee is planning on moving leisurely along, I think I'll be able to keep up on this one :smile:.

April 16th: I am loving playing with this beautiful fabric with it's variety of bright colors and ombre values! Cutting out triangles is next!

April 20th: All my triangles are cut and I'm having fun laying out some of the "blooms"!

April 25th: I'm now playing with the placement of my blooms...

May 2nd: After turning a color picture of my quilt laid out into b&w photo, I was able to rearrange my layout so that the values were dispersed more evenly. I've learned a lot in this quilt along. Horrible heat, winds and fires in our area today but I was finally able to take a picture. Now onto trimming and quilting . . .

Aug 20th: I am finally finished! I headed back up to Superbuzzy in order to purchase even more material after I came up with a great vision for my back. It looks even better than I imagined.

I decided to follow the quilt along in outlining the triangles and then extended it into the white borders I added. Not sure I love the borders but it does make the quilt a bit larger. I used the ombre values for the binding. I love this fun bright quilt!

Pictures

I love the back!
Front quilting detail
Back quilting detail
Top is pieced and ready to trim
Still playing with placement
Half hexagons all done
Triangles all over!
Can't wait for these petals to bloom
Beautiful fabrics and values
All cut out and ready to sew
I just love the colors!
Simply Color
Black & white to highlight values

Loves

lovesewhard
Skynme
Daydreamsofquilts
Freshlypieced
Aizome
Sewzalot
True
Caribousmom

Comments

True

Well with these fabrics this will be amazing!

Laweigel

OOOooooo, nice colors!!!

Amanda

This is going to be gorgeous for that pattern. Can't wait to see it! Also, I LOVE Superbuzzy... what an awesome local quilt shop!

Freshlypieced

Oooh, great choice for this pattern! Can't wait to see it!

Kathie

Thank you everyone! Yes, Amanda , I'm really lucky to have Superbuzzy so close! I'm trying to get the word out as there are so many locals who haven't been to here shop yet...rows and rows of gorgeous fabrics!

Marcigirl

Look at all those beautiful fabrics cut out...so great!

True

Looking at these colors makes me happy!

Skynme

I love the colors in this, its going to look beautiful...cant wait to see

Sewbusy64

this is going to be awesome...cant wait to see it together

Readerowl

I like these fabrics (have only a couple samples) and this is such a great project for them. I had to google Superbuzzy - we'll be going that way this summer, maybe we'll be able to stop and shop.

Conniharns

These fabric choices are delicious!! I love the way you are so organized and the photos taken outside in the planter!! Very cool..

Kathie

Readerowl You'll have to call me if you are in Ventura County! I'm 15 minutes south of Ventura (where Superbuzzy resides). I just got back from buying more beautiful fabric there!

Kathie

Thank you Marcigirl , Skynme , Sewbusy64 and Conniharns for the encouragement!

And True , you are so right . . . this quilt is going to be my "Happy Quilt" and not leaving my house!!

Mymble

wow- great use of color- and I love how the shadowing effect almost makes it look like tissue paper- very cool!

True

Oh how pretty!!

Mouseinmypocket

I'm really enjoying watching you put this together.

Daydreamsofquilts

Beautiful fabric choices! I can't wait to see it when it's all pieced together.

Kathie

Mymble , True , Mouseinmypocket & Daydreamsofquilts , thank you! I have loved this fabric since I first saw it and just love how this quilt is coming along. I hope I can keep up with the quilt along grin .

Marcigirl

It is coming together so nicely, the fabrics really do make it wonderful!

Sewzalot

Love those pretty colors! Thanks for sharing all the great pictures!!

AllPatchedUp

Looks fabulous Kathie! And looks like you're keeping up with the QAL nicely. :)

Rebecca

Looking great!

Kathie

Thank you everyone! Yes, AllPatchedUp , I'm all caught up but of course that means I'm way behind on other projects BUT I have learned a lot with this one!

AllPatchedUp

Kathie lol isn't that always the way it goes!! Happens to all of us tho and at least it's been for a good reason and you're learning things!! :)

True

This is truly an amazing piece of work just gorgeous. And I love how you figured out the color placement what a cool idea!

Kathie

True thank you! I've told my daughter that its my "happy quilt". I'm trying to decide whether to put a white border in order to make it a bit larger.

Daydreamsofquilts

This looks fantastic! Great work.

Caribousmom

This is so pretty, Kathie - love the color choices you made!

IheartDL

How beautiful! And what a treat to see you mention Superbuzzy! I LOVE that store, but it's a 45 minute trek each way, so I don't get there much.

Tracy

Kathie, love your quilt. Great fabric choices!

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