First of all, thank you to everyone that entered the giveaway for the newest booklet, Wildflower Sampler. The randomly selected winner is:
Please email your shipping info to me at email@example.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!
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.