Sew along with our Floral Appliqué: Quilt Block of the Month series
Hello hand-stitchers! Are you quilting along with our Block of the Month series by Yasmeen K Branton, Blomma? Catch up with the blocks so far...
Starting from issue 86, every issue of Love Patchwork & Quilting magazine is featuring a new quilt block from the Blomma Block of the Month series by Yasmeen K Branton. Each month we'll reveal a floral appliqué design to make a stunning Scandi-style quilt, block by block. We kicked off the appliqué festivities in issue 86 with our Forsta block – a Scandi-style tulip, and this month (issue 93) we're continuing with block 9 in the series – Nionde: a beautiful modern quilt block design.
This post is for all of you quilters joining in at home. Read on to find out how much fabric you'll need to make the whole quilt, see the finished quilt diagram and find the exact shades that Yasmeen used for her version.
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So, what's the story?
This appliqué quilt will be made up of twelve floral appliqué quilt blocks, giving you the opportunity to brush up on your hand quilting over the next year. Each block will have several colour combos, so you can put your own spin on how your finished quilt will look. In the last issue of the series, Yasmeen will talk us through how to piece all the blocks together.
If you'd like to sew along with us for this series, show us how you're getting on! Share your finished blocks using the hashtag #BlommaBOM.
What does the finished quilt look like?
Below you can see a finished Layout Diagram to envision what your finished quilt will look like. Follow Yasmeen's layout, or mix and match your own 12in blocks as you please. The finished quilt measures 60in x 72in, the perfect size to snuggle under on the sofa!
You will need
To make the entire quilt:
- White fabric (KONA Snow): 1½yds
- Peach fabric (KONA Dusty Peach): 1¼yds
- Mid purple fabric (KONA Lupine): 1½yds
- Dark purple fabric (KONA Hibiscus): ¾yd
- Navy fabric (KONA Nautical): 1½yds
- Dark blue fabric (KONA Cadet): 1¼yds
- Light blue fabric (KONA Dresden Blue): 2yds
- Light green fabric (KONA Seafoam): ¾yd
- Mid green (KONA Sage): 1yd
- Backing fabric: 5½yds
- Batting: 70in x 82in
- Binding fabric: 5/8yd
Need a refresher on hand appliqué?
Find our in-depth guide on the technique in this hand appliqué tutorial
Catch up on the series so far...
Missed a month and want to catch up? Each month we'll add the latest blocks to this post so you can refer to this as a design library to find all the blocks featured and grab the instructions for the ones you've missed from our past issues (you can buy past issues in our online store).
Tredje block, issue 88
Fjärde quilt block, issue 89
Sjätte quilt block, issue 91
Block 7: Sew stunning curves with this Sjunde block (find the instructions in issue 92)
Your quilt should now be finished!
Quilt pro and wordsmith Lorna has worked for Love Patchwork & Quilting for 4 years. She commissions the beautiful quilts inside the magazine, working with international leading quilt designers and makers to select the hottest quilt trends and modern quilts to share with her readers. If she’s not at work, she’s probably still covered in threads, designing quilt patterns for her small indie biz Cloth & Crescent with a scary film on in the background. Lorna can’t resist a curved quilt block and a solid fabric, and recently discovered the joys of snuggling under a cosy quilt sandwich to hand stitch the layers together the old fashioned way. Her designs and words have been featured in Love Patchwork & Quilting, Mollie Makes, Simply Sewing and In The Moment magazine. Find her on Instagram @clothandcrescent