Hot Blooms!

(Pssst…Give-away… tomorrow!!!)

As promised; here are the pictures of all the test blocks of “Blooming Hot”! Look at these hotties! ๐Ÿ˜‰

Nicoleย  from Snip Snippets made this gorgeous pink one Bloom for her Christmas Stars quilt. It will be gorgeous! Please go and see it!ย  All of her projects are so colourful and I am totally jealous of her stash!

Caroll from Attic Window Quilt Shop put this Bloom together in record time! Those point in the centre are just great! ๐Ÿ™‚ Her website is really interesting! There are all kinds of different projects and techniques to drool over!

Have you met Janeen from Quit Art Designs? She is a real foundation piecing wizard! She has designed so many great patterns with wild animals. The designs are really different and original! Please check out her pattern page and do not forget the page with the free patterns! I love the little bits of the dark raspberry fabric in her Bloom!

Here are my test blocks again and some more drawings to drool over! LOL!!!

I do declare this pattern tried and tested! Ready and on offer on craftsy… on sale for the next couple of days!

Some more information on this pattern:

– This pattern is more difficult that my other patterns. There are 16 points gathering in the centre! It is possible that some of these points will not match up perfectly. Be prepared to add applique, a button or some embroidery to this centre to hide the little imperfections.

– The pattern can take up to 5 hours to put together, depending on how fast you want to work. Please be aware that is a big job! But, hey, it is supposed to be a bit of a challenge!

The pattern will be on sale for the next days.ย  Sale ends on Sunday evening 25 August 2013. Hurry up if you want to get your hands on this blooming challenge!

I do hope to find some time to work on a new pattern in the next couple of days. Little bits of it are lying on my sewing table, looking a bit lonely as I have left them alone for a whole week.

Starting up all of the teaching and planning lessons, after 7 weeks of “The Great Summer of Sewing”, was very energy draining, and I mean VERY!!! I am slowly getting back into the rhythm and routine of school.

Hope to be back soon with more pretty pictures!

( Pssst… like I said before…. there will be a giveaway tomorrow. Please come back!)


p.s. I am linking up with Finish It Up Friday at Crazy Mom Quilts and Can I get a Whoop Whoop at Confessions of a Addict!


45 thoughts on “Hot Blooms!

  1. This block is pretty spectacular! Love all the color combos and the one with the button in the center is so cute and could be a plus in it gets a little crazy there. Love it1

    • Ha Ha Colleen,
      I know what you mean! I drew up some patterns a few months ago that I am afraid to even try just because of the reason you mention… and because it would take hours to test… Pff, maybe someday ๐Ÿ™‚

    • Hello Karen,
      Yes, it was kind of a happy accident! I just looked at the blocks again and lots of them contain solid fabrics or polka dots. It would interesting to see what a medium size pattern in the fabric would look like, like in the background of the first picture.
      Have a nice Sunday!

    • Thank you so much, Kelly!
      I loved designing this pattern. As you may have seen in my post, there is another complicated pattern (Prickly) on its way, but after that I think I will try my hand at some easier ones! Somethin a bit quicker to test! ๐Ÿ˜‰
      Bye bye

  2. I am always amazed at the impact of color and fabric selection and how different the different combinations make the block look!! you designed a spectacular pattern!! You are super fast to put it together in 4 hours!!!

    • HI Gina,
      ๐Ÿ™‚ I think that making more test blocks definitely helped speed thing up, I got a lot of practice!
      When working with little pieces of fabric I just fingerpress instead of ironing. That saves a lot of time too. I tend to repeat the same action (like piecing a certain piece of fabric) until all the parts are done. At the end I use the iron and maybe some starch. After all of that I use the rotary cutter to cut the part to size.
      And I think it is also helpful NOT the have kids around who need attention, food, repremanding, supervision or a new nappy LOL! I can just concentrate on what I am doing and get on with it.
      Have a wonderful week!

    • Thanks Kristie,
      Phew, I was glad the testing phase was over! It was a big job for everyone! Okay okay, a small big job, nothing like your “epic pic” quilt, LOL!

    • Hello Jo!
      You are absoluetely right! It amazes me too every time, even though I always draw up all kinds of colour variations on the computer. It is wonderful to see what other come up with!
      I know not many people actually contact the designer of a pattern but the designers I know would be delighted to see what was created with their patterns. As would I!
      I wish you a wonderful week!

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