Are you ready for the next Bountiful Quilt-Along release? I hope so because today marks the debut of Release Four – “Butterflies & Posy Blocks.” If you’ve been following along so far you know that the Butterflies & Posy Blocks are the last blocks you need to piece in order to complete your quilt top. You will be making two of these blocks if you are following along with the pattern as written, or four of them if you are doing my version. As you know I’ve never had much of a taste for large baskets, which is why I made the decision to delete them from the pattern all together. Instead I used two additional blocks of both releases number three and four to create an alternative layout as shown below…
Each measuring 12.5″ x 24.5″ unfinished, the Butterflies & Posy Blocks feature colorful large-scale butterflies that are made up of half-square triangles, corner squares, and square-in-square units. When selecting your fabric choices for these blocks, remember to choose prints and colors with a nice contrast to make your butterflies pop. Skill wise, these blocks are what Kimberly Jolly of Fat Quarter Shop considers to be intermediate level. Be aware that because of the amount of half-square triangles and corner-squares used, the Butterflies & Posy Blocks can be somewhat time consuming if you’re still perfecting those skills. On the other hand, if you’re a confident and seasoned quilter, the blocks should go fairly quickly for you.
Whether you choose to go with my basket-less design or take the original route, “Bountiful“ is a bright and cheerful sampler quilt that features flowers, butterflies, …and baskets if you want it to. Finished, it will measure 64″ x 64″ making it a convenient throw-size quilt, perfect to display as a bed cover or over the back of your favorite chair. If you’re a fan of the original and have decided to go with the initial design, your finished quilt will look like this…
Corey Yoder designed this quilt with her latest fabric line for Moda called “Sunwashed” in mind. This pretty collection features rich reds, pinks, oranges, yellows, greens, and blues paired with brightly colored flowers in every shade and size. You’ll find busy bees, polka dots, and the perfect picnic check, along with Corey’s ever so popular “x-print” in new colors! Being the rebel that I am, I decided to go with something different and used a bright and colorful mix of spring and summery fabrics by Lori Holt instead. I thought the vivid mix of prints and patterns was especially fitting for such a cheerful quilt.
I know you’re chomping at the bit to get started on this month’s blocks, so don’t wait any longer! All you have to do to get the full instructions and pattern for the Butterflies & Posy Blocks is CLICK HERE! Still thinking about joining us but haven’t yet??? It’s all good! You can start at any time… All you have to do to get your FREE patterns for the Bountiful Quilt-Along is visit Fat Quarter Shop’s blog, The Jolly Jabber for more information by clicking the link below! There you will find fabric requirements, hot tips, and a link to the Bountiful Quilt-Along Landing Page, which you can also find by clicking HERE!
We’re almost to the end of this year’s Make-A-Wish Charity Quilt-Along, but I will continue to post my progress here on my blog until we’re done in case you’re just getting started and would like to follow along. I sure hope you find some inspiration to join this Quilt-Along with a cause if you haven’t already. I love having the opportunity to use my talents and hard work to make a difference in the world. Remember, Make-A-Wish Foundation relies on donations to make wishes come true and they can’t do it without our help! Ready to quilt-along with us? Hit the link above for more information! OR to read my blog post where I introduce and explain it all, click HERE!
Well everyone, that brings us to the end of another week! Despite that, things are starting to wind UP instead of down around here, as over 30 vendors are getting set up for tomorrow’s big “Purge & Splurge” Sale over at The Gathering. If you’re in the area I highly recommend stopping by to check out all the interesting things up for sale at this event. The Gathering is seriously full to the brim… Check it out!
Items like sewing supplies and machines, patterns, quilt kits, fabric, threads, and even antiques will be on display and available for you to peruse and purchase starting at 9:00 a.m. CST tomorrow Saturday, June 3rd, 2023. What makes it even better is tomorrow is also the annual citywide sales event in our area so you can literally make a day of it! I’m really looking forward to finding a new treasure or two… Like I need more treasures or something! LOL! Anyway, I really hope to see you there. Whether you’re planning to go or conveniently just end up here, let me know in the comments! This is the first time we’re doing a sale like this here and I’d love to know what you think.
Alright everyone! Off I go, but before I say goodbye we better give away some prizes! I realized that with all the crazy going on during our new site launch I totally forgot about prizes last week, and we simply can’t have that. The only suitable way to make up for that is… double prizes this week of course, so here we go! I want to give a shout out to An C., Jody R., Carol K., and Raquel G. – Congratulations! you won a prize for your comments on my blog! (Note: I do not post last names or email addresses for your privacy, so if you think you’re one of the lucky winners this week please be sure to check your email. You can also contact Heidi at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have not already received a prize confirmation letter from her. If you think you are a winner but have not received a prize confirmation email, be sure to check your spam folder – it’s not often but our emails will sometimes end up there)!!!
Have you been leaving comments but haven’t won a prize yet? Don’t give up! Your comments are extremely important to me so please – keep them coming!!! There are plenty of prizes to go around. Have a great weekend everyone! I’ll see some of you tomorrow at the sale. Otherwise, I’ll see you all next week on the internet. Take care! ~Lisa