Wildflower Sampler Preview – Part 2

First of all, thank you to everyone that entered the giveaway for the newest booklet, Wildflower Sampler.  The randomly selected winner is:

Sheri Zaugg

Please email your shipping info to me at hmulder@wecnet.com and I will get it shipped out right away.

Next, I wanted to answer a couple of questions that people had from the last post.  Several of you asked about the construction – if everything was pieced or if anything was appliqued.  Everything is pretty easy to assemble and is made with straight seams and lots of folded corners.  There is no applique and there are no templates or difficult angles.  Yeah!

 

Now, onto the other projects from the book that use the blocks from the sampler.  The first 3 are table runners, which – as you know – are always a favorite of mine to make!

The top runner from the photo is Coneflowers.  It is made with 5″ squares, along with 2/3 yard of background and a little extra green for stems.

Aren’t they happy little flowers?  I’m guessing that you have a 5″ stacker or charm pack in your stash that would like to become happy little flowers too! 😉

The fabric line is called All Weather Friend by April Rosenthal and the background fabric is Yarn dyed Essex Linen in the color graphite (my favorite, go-to grey background).

The next runner is called Olivia’s Garden.

This one is made from assorted 10″ squares in my stash.  The background is made with one of Christopher Thompson’s Blossom prints – which is from Riley Blake Design’s basics collection.  (This print comes in lots of other great colors too.)

I already have plans to make a bigger version of this.  I will just use 1 – 10″ stacker or Layer Cake, make 3 runners minus a couple sashing strips and sew them together in a cheery little wall quilt.

Next up is the Dessert Rose Runner.  This runner has a fun shape, due to some unique border construction.  (You can see the shape the best in the first photo at the top of the page).

As you can see, I couldn’t resist making a couple versions of this one – a spring version and a summer version.  The summer version is made with my Wildflower Boutique fabric and you can find a kit here.  I’m currently working on this one with a cream background and will have that one posted shortly.

The spring version is made using Lori Holt’s Granny Chic collection for Riley Blake Designs.

Next up, are two bigger quilts.  The first one is called Sunflowers and is made using a 10″ stacker of the fabric line Golden Days, plus some greens, some background and border fabric.  It was designed by Amber Labau for Riley Blake Designs.  It matched this field of Black Eyed Susan’s perfectly!

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Lastly, we have Stargazers.  This one is also 10″ square friendly or Fat Eighth Friendly.  This was made using the fabric line Azure Skies by Simple Simon and Co for Riley Blake Designs.  I really wish I would have had time to make this quilt bigger, since there were lots more prints in my 10″ stacker that I would have loved to use!  In the future, I plan to post some size options for these quilts, so stay tuned.

I really love the border fabric on this one.  I know you’ve heard that before, but a good floral border is what sells the collection for me!

So that’s everything from the booklet.  Thanks for following along through all of those photos!  If you didn’t see the Samplers from the book, please see my previous post.  If you are interested in the book, please ask for it at your local quilt shop!  You can also find it here.

 

 

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Introducing the Wildflower Sampler Booklet

Happy Tuesday!  Today I get to preview a new booklet that I’ve been working on for the past year.   It all began with my love of sampler quilts.

My first quilt was a sampler, and I have loved them ever since.  I also love flowers so it was natural for me to combine them both to make the cover quilt for this booklet.  I ended up making the sampler in 2 sizes for the book, so you have two options.  When I finished the samplers, I could envision the blocks from the sampler in their own quilts and the result is 5 bonus projects.  In today’s post, I’m going to show you the samplers.  In my next post, I will show you the remaining projects.

 

Here is the cover:

This sampler is made with my Wildflower Boutique fabric line.  It has just hit stores in the last two weeks, so I wanted to time the release of this book with the fabric.  It’s been a while since I have made a special project with my own fabric, so this quilt fits the bill!

 

Here are some close-ups of the blocks and fabrics:

The quilt is made up of 8 different blocks.  To make this large size sampler, you make each of them 4 times and sew them into four quadrants.

 

To make the small sampler, you make each of those blocks just once.  I have two versions of the small sampler in the book.  The first one is also made with my Wildflower Boutique fabric, but this time with a light background instead of the grey.

 

 

You can find kits for both of these on my website here.

 

The other version that I made uses the Sew Retro fabric line by Sarah Davies, also for Riley Blake Designs.  I just love the outer border fabric from this fun line!

And a few more close-ups for you:

 

 

 

If you are interested in purchasing the book, you can ask at your local quilt shop or find it in my online store here.  Again, kits for the two samplers using my fabric are here.

 

If you are interested in getting a copy of the book, I will draw a name from the people commenting on this post!  I will announce the winner in my next post.

 

This sampler can be used as a Block of the Month, so if you are interested in joining a block of the month, you can contact these shops.  The book just came out, so I will be adding to this list as I find out others that are offering it.

 

Orange Bee Quilts at (714) 639-3245.  Or you can find their website here.

The Quilt Spot – click here for their website

Abbi Mays Fabrics – Click here for their website.

 

If you are a shop and would like to be added to this list, drop me an email at hmulder@wecnet.com.  I also have a BOM cutting guide for making kits if you are doing this as a monthly program.

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Summer Sewing

It’s been a busy summer, with kids activities, playing in the lake, entertaining and some travel for work, so I haven’t had time to share anything with you for a couple months.  So – let’s get up to date!  Here’s a favorite photos sharing 2 of those things that have been keeping me busy. . .  Finally – After a rainy and cold June, we’ve had some beautiful lake days!

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But despite having so many things going on, I have managed to finish up some quilts and I realized that there are a few things from my last book that I haven’t shared here yet.   The first quilt is below – called “The Big Easy”.

The featured fabrics are from a new line from Riley Blake called Rhapsody, by Sedef Imer.

It’s a very cute line and I think it pairs well with this pattern – There is nice contrast and it shows off some of the florals.

The background is a new favorite called Blossom.  It’s part of Riley Blake’s basic collection and was designed by Christopher Thompson.

The next couple that I wanted to share are made using the Hashtag pattern, also from the new book “Simple Treasures”.  This photo shows all 4 versions from the book.

This pattern is super quick to make – as you can tell by how many versions I got done for the book.  It takes me about an hour to sew and just 1 charm pack, so you can’t beat that!

 

I tried a new quilting design on this one – It was fun!

Next up is the little girl version – which makes a great baby quilt.  This fabric line is Serenade by Cyndi Walker, also for Riley Blake Designs.

And how about this cute little boy version?  It features the line “Joey” by Deena Rutter for Riley Blake.  Click here to see more of the fabric, with it’s charming koala bears and sloths 🙂

The next 2 also use Charm packs or 5″ squares and feature my fabric line, Wildflower Boutique (coming in September).

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The first one is Super Star.  It’s just a cell phone picture, so please forgive the greens looking yellowish and the grey looking purplish!

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Next up is Jewel Box.  This one is also a cell phone photo, but at least the quilting really shows!

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I think I’m up to date on what I have finished.  If you like the projects that I’ve shared, you can find the book here.   Thanks for stopping by!

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