“Giant Bloomer” Published!

Have you seen the October/November 2021 issue of Fons & Porter’s Quick + Easy Quilts? It is crammed full of fun projects perfect for fall sewing. I love the bright and cheerful cover quilt, don’t you? “Sunshine in the Cabins” is layer cake friendly and made by Tracy Mooney, editor of the magazine. (A layer cake is forty-two 10″ squares from a particular fabric line.)

Flip to page 40 and you’ll see the style shot of my “Giant Bloomer” design, also layer cake friendly. If you remember, my “Bloomer” design made with a charm pack of 5″ squares was published in the Feb./Mar. 2021 issue of Quick + Easy Quilts. After completing it, I wondered if the comparative measurements and sewing methods would translate to 10″ squares. “Giant Bloomer” is the affirmative result. For this quilt I purchased a layer cake of “French Bees” designed by Renee Nanneman for Andover fabrics.

I also made a winter holiday “Giant Bloomer” with “Joyful” fabrics from Maywood Studio.

Maywood Studio generously sent me more fabric than I needed, so I have “Joyful” prints to send to a blog reader. If you would like to be entered in the drawing, leave a comment below. You must promise to make “Giant Bloomer” or other layer cake friendly quilt with the fabric and send me a picture of your project. The drawing will be on October 1.

23 thoughts on ““Giant Bloomer” Published!

  1. Aby,
    Your quilt is beautiful! I love the fabrics you used and in the magazine photo. I’m in desperate need of something a little quick after wresting with a few larger, many pieces projects. It’s nice to have something you can make quickly and from layer cakes. I’ll throw my hat in the ring for the drawing! If (huge IF) I were to win, I promise to make your beautiful project and to post a picture of it. Of course, I’m sure I’ll be buying the magazine and making it anyway. I need a project like this to help me get my sewjo back in full working order. I really loved your retreat posts , too!

  2. Hi, Aby,”
    I love this quilt and I really love this magazine. Got a subscription for a couple of years.
    Hope all is well with you.
    Mary Ed

  3. What a beautiful Quilt Aby! I would love win the Joyful print fabric to create a quilt out of it. I think the Bloomer pattern would be fun!


    PS… Thank you for the “layer cake” definition! 😉 I’ll need to add that to my quilting picture dictionary!

  4. Beautiful, as always, Aby. You are an amazing quilter and designer. You are so generous and talented with your knowledge. We are all eager to see your new projects.

  5. If i win I will promise to make the quilt (is there a deadline ? Haha). Your quilt retreat time looks fabulous! I’m ready to get some sewing mojo going again. Love your blog! Keep pressing on for the prize!

  6. I really like the pattern and the Christmas fabric is great. Triangles are my nemisis but I keep on trying because it seems that every pattern that I like is full of triangles. Oh well, what’s a girl to do?!

  7. I love this pattern and fabric. I would love to win the fabric and hope that there’s not a deadline for making a quilt!! Maybe I could work on it during next years retreat.

  8. Pingback: “Bloomer” Workshop with the Piedmont Piecers | abyquilts

  9. Aby— will you post a photo of your Giant Bloom with the American Dream fabric please? It is stunning and it will show how versatile this pattern is

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