Monday, March 12, 2012

Bloomin' Blossoms for Spring!

A hint of SPRING is trying to peek through the fresh snow around here!
Let's make a quick little Bloomin' Blossoms Posy
and see if we can bring a little SPRING to our table!!


  • Background:  4 @ 1-1/2" x 15" strips - inner border
                         2 @ 2-1/2" x 4-1/2" rectangles
                         2 @ 2-1/2" squares
                        10 @ 1-1/2" squares
  • Flower:  4 @ 4-1/2" squares - petals
                  1 @ 2-1/2" square - center
                  2  @ 2-1/2" squares for leaves
  • Border:  4 @ 3" x 22" strips
  • Backing:  1 Fat Quarter cut into 18" square
  • 1-1/2 yards small rick-rack
  • 2-1/4 yards Jumbo rick-rack
DRAW a diagonal line on wrong side of 1-1/2" squares of background.
LAYER small squares on corners of leaves and petals as shown.

 CHAIN-PIECE background squares;

 STITCH along drawn lines.

 TRIM corners off.

 PRESS.  Arrows indicate direction of seam allowances.

 ADD 2-1/2" square to Leaf segments.  PRESS

ADD Background/Leaf units to Left side of Petal units as shown.

Lay out Posy as shown:

STITCH flower center to first petal, about 1"

PRESS toward the petal.
 Now it is ready to add the second petal.
 Working clockwise, STITCH each petal in the order shown.
 NESTLE seams at leaves.  PRESS seams toward petals.



 FINISH partial seam.

(Mitered Border Photo tutorial HERE
Printer-Friendly Instructions HERE)

Then:  Embellish with Rick-Rack if desired
* 1-1/2 yards small, stitch through center around posy
* 2-1/4 yards Jumbo rick-rack, baste to edges
Next Step:  ENVELOPE the seams.
Place 18" backing square right sides together over quilt top.

PIN, then STITCH, using 1/4" seam allowance.
Leave about a 5" opening along one side for turning.

Next:  Place quilt, top side down over a 20" square of batting.
PIN, then STITCH along the previous stitching lines through all layers.

TRIM edges and corners.

TURN inside out through opening.

STITCH opening closed.



Ah!  All Ready for SPRING!
Other Bloomin' Blossom patterns here:  PATTERNS

Happy Quilting!


BORI said...


Uchi said...

This is about the sweetest table topper pattern I've ever seen! It's light and airy, just like spring. Wonderful pattern. Thank you!!!

Rose in IN said...

Absolutely gorgeous and so spring! Thanks

DEBD said...

This is so darling. Thank you so much for the pattern. I am posting a picture, etc on Pinterest so that others can find this wonderful project

Rose in IN said...

This is absolutely beautiful!! Love the colors too! Thanks for sharing!

Carol said...

Seldom do the right colors, design, special techniques and overall beauty come together. YOU NAILED IT! Thanks for sharing!

Gladys said...

Beautifull! Thanks for sharing! Have a nice day!

2ne said...

Great - love this smal quilt :-)

Tina said...

how sweet, going to make one tomorrow, nice weekend project!

DebraKay Neiman said...

I am going to use this pattern in the Teal Mini Swap 2015. crystalbluern at onlineok dot com