We are half-way done with The Zakka 2.0, Patchwork Please Sew-Along and this is the last week the Flickr group will be linking up with Lindsey at LR Stitched. Next week we will be at Debbie’s place at A Quilter’s Table, sharing our projects. Kerry at VeryKerryBerry has shared her beautiful, gorgeous Swedish Bloom quilt on her blog this week.
Week 10’s project features a paper pieced quilt called “Swedish Bloom”. I can now really appreciate the work involved in paper-piecing and how tiny, random shaped pieces of fabric can make such detailed, intricate designs. This one little bloom block includes over 50 pieces of fabric! I made a few changes from the project in the book including a smaller block, faced them in one direction, and made more of them. I wanted my quilt to look like a Swedish garden, so I used sashing in a sky-blue bird print with green corner-posts. I added a cross-stitch stem, because I just didn’t feel like my flowers were complete without a stem.