Hi Fellow Quilters,
Welcome to the “Where Flowers Bloom” blog hop! We’d like to thank Carla, from Create in the Sticks for organizing the blog hop! We hope that you’ll enjoy our post, and also take time to visit the rest of the great blogs on the hop today.
I’ve always loved flowers! My flower garden leaves something to be desired at the moment, but that’s another post for a different day! When I was growing up, both of my grandmothers, my Mom, and my Aunts kept beautiful flower gardens. I took an interest in learning all of the flowers’ names at an early age. When I was in elementary school, I led my 3rd grade class on a little field trip along a hillside path near the school building. My teacher was SO impressed that I knew all of the names of all of the flowers. (Come to find out later, I had made up my own descriptive names for many of them. LOL!)
My love of flowers has merged with my love of quilts! I hope that you’ll enjoy seeing some of our favorite flowery quilts, featured on today’s post!
This colorful table runner features brilliant pieced flowers and easy appliqued leaves. I chose the flower colors by selecting my favorite shades from the floral print that I used for the runner’s border. The pretty flowers make every meal into a celebration!
Some flowers are just so pretty that they need to be used in several different projects! The “Flower Garden” applique block was originally designed to use in our uber-girly “Puppy Park” baby quilt. I just love how the pretty flowers show off the cute puppies on Susan’s quilt!
Tea party time! Relax and enjoy a nice cup of tea and some sweets. The flowers are blooming, so let’s have our party outdoors! I decided that the flower garden block, with its fun flowers and a buzzy bumblebee, would be just perfect for my tea cozy (shown above). And, since I had lots of extra fabric, I made a fun table runner to go with the tea cozy! Flowery and feminine, our churn dash table runner features fun flower appliques and some fun flowered fabric! The flowers on the table runner are a larger version of the posies from our “Flower Garden” applique block, so they coordinate beautifully with the tea cozy. Our blog post provides more information about this fun to make pattern.
This easy pieced baby quilt has appliqued flowers on (almost!) all of the blocks. I love the combination of pink and gray, with little touches of orange to add some sparkle! I made this quilt as a gift for my friend’s little granddaughter, Abi. Isn’t it adorable!
Our sweet little elephant quilt has flowers too! You can read more about it, right here! The flower appliques and feminine floral fabrics make a sweet quilt for a new baby girl, and the elephant adds a fun touch of whimsy.
Our “Jumpin’ Jungle” quilt pattern features a riot of vibrant pieced flowers, along with a crew of amazing Amazon jungle creatures. You can read more about it, right here!
Update: Our giveaway has ended! Congratulations to our lucky winner, Kathleen H, who is the happy recipient of a free copy of our “Flower Garden” applique pattern.
We hope that you’ve enjoyed today’s tour of our quilt-y “flower garden”! Do you have a favorite flower, or a favorite flowery quilt that you’ve made (or admired, or hope to make), eventually? We’d love to hear all about it in the comments.
Please visit the other bloggers who are participating in the “Where Flowers Bloom” blog hop! We’ve added the schedule and blog links below, to make it easy for you. You’re sure to be delighted and inspired!
Until next time, happy quilting,
Sharon & Susan
Where Flowers Bloom Blog Hop Schedule
Monday, June 11th
In The Boon Docks
Seams To Be Sew
Lily Patch Quilts
Days Filled With Joy
Elizabeth Coughlin Designs
Life in the Scrapatch
Words & Stitches
Tu-Na Quilts, Travels, and Eats
Why Knot Kwilt
Wednesday, June 13th
Just Let Me Quilt
Nettie Sews and Lucky Quilts
Cynthia’s Creating Ark
Patchouli Moon Studio
Thursday, June 14th
Melva Love Scraps
34 thoughts on “Where Flowers Bloom Blog Hop”
I love the flower applique and I agree that it is perfect for using in several different projects. I don’t have a favorite flowery quilt because there are way too many that I would love to quilt.
So many cute projects! I especially like the elephant and flower baby quilts. My favorite flowers are gerbera daisies, but when I try to grow them they usually get eaten by deer who have invaded our neighborhood.
Lots of fun, pretty flower projects.
Thanks for sharing all of your wonderful projects! I especially like the first table runner.
Wow, that is a lot of flowers!! Thank you for joining Where Flowers Bloom. You’ve been very busy and it’s enjoyble to see all those projects.
All of your projects are beautiful— I love the first table runner!
Thanks for sharing your many floral contributions. They are all wonderful. I’m rather partial to your elephant.
That is a nice selection of flower quilts. That jungle one is especially fun. My favourite flower is lilac. In fact, I have around 9 different varieties in our yard. Thanks for the chance to win.
I like that first colorful table runner the best.
Love your projects. I do love flowers for the color they give to a yard, but I am not a gardener. I would much rather be in my sewing room sewing flowers:) I do love roses.
That beautiful hibiscus took my eye! I used to have one that very color! I especially love the table runners, but the baby quilts are adorable.
I love all your designs. I love roses. Growing up there was a climbing rose outside my bedroom window that a lovely smell.
Thank you for sharing your flower quilts. I do like a rose
I love flowers, my favorites are tulips and hyacinth. Thanks for the photos of the wonderful projects!
“Sew” many fun flower projects. Your sense of whimsy shines thru. Makes for one bloomin happy day!
ly flowers all around! My favorite flower is the sunflower!
Thanks for sharing your joyful projects. My favorite flower is the pansy.
Love the fun and whimsy in your designs. Janice.email@example.com
Very enjoyable visit. Many lovely projects, my favorite being the runner and matching tea cozy. Your work is beautiful.
Oh my goodness, so many gorgeous flower projects…I love the runner!
Love all your quilts! You certainly have been busy! Your elephants are especially cute. My favorite is your table runner.
You shared so many wonderful ‘flowery’ projects. They are all just lovely. My favorite was the very first table runner with the black background. Perfect!
I love growing hydrangea and lavender in my garden. I think that is because they thrive in spite of neglect. Thank you for sharing so many pictures of fabulous projects.
I am a big fan of daisies. Followed closely by hydrangeas, and roses, and daylilies, and…. Very pretty flowery projects!!
Loved your table runners tytyty for sharing your crafts with us… firstname.lastname@example.org
Great job sharing all your flowers! I love that flower applique – and that elephant quilt is absolutely adorable!! Thanks for the opportunity to win!
Love all of these projects, but Puppy Park is definitely a fav… You two always amaze me with your wonderful projects.
All you projects are lovely. I like the runner the most.
Those are all so cute!!!
All lovely patterns, but that first one pictured, with the black background … that’s my favorite! Thanks so much for a chance to win your cute pattern, too.
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I love all flower project but especially partial to applique iris patterns.
Love flowers, especially roses
So pretty! Love all your quilts and table runners! Flowers really do make a great addition to anything, don’t they?! xx
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