Tuesday, June 12, 2018

My Day on the Where Flowers Bloom Blog Hop!

Who loves flowers? I do, I do! 
I certainly couldn't resist joining in on this blog hop 
hosted by lovely Carla at Creatin' In The Sticks.

The one and only rule was to create a project using some form of flower.
I could do that!

Sadly, I did not get my project completely finished in time.
The month of May was crazy busy with school jobs and just when I thought I'd have the last week of school free from subbing, I was called in to sub in an Art class. The teacher had broken her elbow, so rather than sew, I was helping kids create. 

Then, the day after school was out, we went on a week-long vacation to Sedona, Arizona! 
Oh, how we love Sedona...those red rocks! Swoon!

So, now I share what I've got finished so far on my Flower Project.

Hang on til the end of the post for a fun giveaway!!!

I've long admired the Park Bench Posies table runner pattern shown in the 
2004 Martingale book titled Stitch and Split Applique. 
I've had the page tabbed forever and knew this was the time to get 'er done!
 (It WILL get finished!!!)

All fabrics came from my stash. Love that!

Cutting out the shapes was the most time-consuming. 
I'm always so anxious to get sewing!

Then the 3 pieces were sewn onto a background square 
and the inner parts were trimmed out to reduce the layers. 

The squares were cut into quarters and do-si-do we went with new partners!

Choosing a border fabric is soooo difficult!
One by one I eliminated a fabric and settled on the purple. 
I'm not too surprised really. 
Purple is my thang.

The borders and corners are on, the iron-on batting is affixed. 
All is needs is quilting, binding and the time to do it!
(It WILL get done!)

The top portion is the backing fabric (also from my stash) and the leaves need to be sewn on. 
After that, all it needs is quilting, binding and the time to do it!
(It WILL get done!)

Kinda looks like a magic carpet, doesn't it? :)

My finished table runner will measure 31" x 50".

I hope you're having fun following along with Where Flowers Bloom Blog Hop!

Be sure to stop at each blog to check out the beautiful creations this week!

Where Flowers Bloom Blog Hop Schedule

I did mention a giveaway, didn't I?

I have an "intermediate level" foundation piecing pattern called
Mango Hummingbird
that I'd love to give to a lucky reader!

It's so delicate and pretty!

Because of postage costs, I will mail only to U.S. addresses.

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Linking up with Myra at:
Finished or Not Friday at Busy Hands Quilts


  1. Sometimes we definitely do not have all the time that is needed to complete a project. However, your table runner is beautiful! Thanks for the chance to win this hummingbird cutie! I love paper piecing. peterstankovich@comcast.net

  2. The purple border is perfect for this project. It's turning out to be very pretty.

  3. That is so neat! I know you will enjoy the finished product!

  4. Very pretty! I have this book and I almost used this pattern for my Where Flowers Grow table runner. May have to make another flower runner soon. Looking forward to seeing more of your quilt as you have more time to work on it ... :) Pat

  5. Purple is my thang too, so naturally, I love your border fabric. Your flowers are simply bloomin awesome!

  6. I like this project and the border is awesome. I love how the flowers look uneven, gives it a realistic look since no flower is perfectly curved. A cool technique and a nice pattern to boot.

  7. I'm a big fan of purple, too, so this really rings my bell...love it!

  8. Life does get in the way sometimes. It's a great looking runner and I like the patchwork look of the flowers. Purple was my favorite border color followed by aqua. Have a flowery day.

  9. Sorry, I don't use Bloglovin but I do follow you using Feedly...so I filled out the Rafflecopter above but know it's with Feedly and not Bloglovin. bull tulip 69 at gmail dot com (no spaces)

  10. What a gorgeous table runner! Love your colors, so bright and happy. Love this pattern.

  11. Very very nice I love the summer colors...tytyty for sharing... happyness04431@yahoo.com

  12. When it is completed, it will be beautiful, because it’s awfully pretty now!

  13. This will be a beauty when you get it done. Thanks for walking through the process. Like those cut and rearranged colors.

  14. I love how your backing fabric picks out all the colours in the quilt

  15. Love it! I would never have thought to cut the flowers apart & rearrange them. Looks great, and purple is my thang too.

  16. Your ongoing quarter flowers look very interesting. I look forward to seeing the finished item! Thank you for the raffelcopter. I have been collecting bird and house patterns. Enjoy your vacation, I have never been to that part of the country :)

  17. Oh, Kathy, your flowers are such fun. This will be a very pretty runner. Thank you for being a part of the Where Flowers Bloom Blog Hop I knew you must be having technical difficulties, but your star post had flowers too!!

  18. I know just how you feel. The purple was thee perfect choice for your border. I have never seen this pattern before. Very unusual, it could very well be a flower.

  19. I had this book and made this flower quilt many years ago. How fun to see it is being made for this Hop. I have the hummingbird pattern, so please don’t include me in the drawing. Nice job.

  20. I think you did well on your project. I've never seen this pattern and found it interesting to see how you did it. I'll have to see if I can find the book. Thanks for the inspiration.

  21. Nice color combo on your flower table runner. rozz01(at)cox(dot)net

  22. I like your "little engine that could mentality"! I Will Get Done!

  23. Such a cute pattern and the colors you have chosen are beautiful! I can't imagine another border color other than purple. :)

  24. Itis so nice and colorful! Lovely

  25. I love this! I think I may have to get that book. Thanks for the inspiration and the opportunity to win that beautiful little hummingbird! They are my favorite little birds!

  26. Too cute!! Fun flowers in fun fabrics!