Have you seen the latest issue of Fons & Porter’s Quick + Easy Quilts? Nothing will chase away the winter doldrums and breathe spring into your sewing room like the February/March 2021 issue. And I am thrilled to say that my wall quilt, “Bloomer,” is included in the publication!
You’ll find the article on page 76. This project is made from a charm pack of 5″ squares plus background fabric and finishes at 24″ square. Maywood Studio graciously sent me the fabric for both quilts. “Sunlit Blooms” reminds me of a sunny meadow filled with blooming wildflowers, while “Moongate” prompts images of color in outer space. It is interesting to see the same patchwork design with both a light and a dark background. Color sways the mood of the quilts, doesn’t it?
The editors categorized “Bloomer” as a Weekend Warrior project because it is quick and easy, doable in a weekend. So pick your favorite pack of charm squares, open it, and begin sorting the fabrics. The goal is achieving color balance even if the prints are slightly different. Because of its size, “Bloomer” also doubles as a table topper. I’m displaying the “Moongate” piece on my coffee table this winter and will switch it out for “Sunlit Blooms” as spring approaches.
Spin-off Idea: I wonder what the project would look like “biggie sized.” Wouldn’t it be fun to use 10″ squares of a Layer Cake as a basis for a lap quilt?