Spring Bouquet – Heralding the New Year!

Guess what I started over the holidays:


This is block 1 from the new Spring Bouquet Block of the Month program which we are running at the store.  All the batik applique pieces are laser cut and pre-fused with Steam-a-Seam 2 fusible web.  This means I didn’t have to do any tracing on fusible web, ironing of the web onto the fabrics, and cutting out of the individual shapes.  So it is quite a time-saver from the traditional method of fusible applique. 

Below is a picture of a typical package for a single block, as well as some of the shapes.  I left the camera lens in so you can get a feel for the size of the shapes (and the perfection of the circles!):



This is a picture of the complete quilt as designed by Edyta Sitar.


What you will notice is that I didn’t use either of the backgrounds that are suggested by Edyta.  Here is a picture of what she suggested.


And while either of these would look very nice indeed, I personally love the drama of dark backgrounds.  So I chose a dark purple with a flower batik stamp.


I priced our program without the background, and that way you get to choose whatever fabric you like!  Kim is using Confetti, an RJR basic, and it is beautiful:


The price of this Block of the Month is $29.99 per month for 13 months.  In the first month you will receive the pattern and the first block package of the applique Silhouettes.  In months 2-12, you will receive one package of Silhouettes (the pre-cut, pre-fused batik applique pieces) to complete a block or one of the borders.  In the final 13th month, you will receive the last border package of the applique Silhouettes and a pack of charm squares to use when making the checkerboard inner border.

I’ll be doing some follow-up blog postings with tips and tricks on this program.  So keep watching!


Original Publication - January 20, 2013 on https://alongcamequilting.wordpress.com/

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