You know how Sew, Mama, Sew hosts Giveaway Day twice a year? Well earlier this year I won this lovely bundle of fabrics from Plum and June, this bundle was one that she put together for the online fabric shop Tactile Fabrics. I love this bundle of fabrics, the colors are just right and the prints are so like me. I hung onto them for a bit to decide what they should become, but once The Penny Sampler Class started up, taught by Rachel at Stitched in Color, I just knew what this bundle would become.
The very first project of the class was the Dogwood Blossom Pillow, which I made and posted about HERE. The second project was the Dogwood Blossom Quilt. Rachel's suggestion was for us NOT to make both projects, but rather chose one in order to keep up with the Penny Sampler Blocks. Be it that I apparently can not follow directions, and the fact that I love this quilt pattern, I knew that I had to go for it, and honestly didn't care if I kept up with the Penny Sampler or not, I wanted to make this quilt!
Here are the first four blocks that I made for this quilt. Currently I have 12 blocks done and only 8 more to go. For a while I was sewing two a day, but then I got behind on other obligations, and was a bit tired of the ironing and sketch stitching, so I took a wee break from them, but hope to get sewing on them again really soon.
The background fabric for these blocks is by Patty Sloniger from her Les Amis line of fabrics and the name of the print is Faux Bois in White. I LOVE IT! The appliqued petals are machine stitched on with the sketch stitch technique that Rachel teaches in the class. I chose to use a turquoise colored thread to stitch on the petals because I plan to use a turquoise colored fabric for the sashing in between these blocks.
I added one or two prints from my stash that weren't included in the bundle that I won, one of which you can see below. I wanted just a few more prints for some variety in the quilt. Just writing about these blocks is making me want to start working on it again! So fun and rewarding! Maybe I should go do that right now.....yes, I'm off to sew!
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