April Showers is the Island Batik Ambassador challenge for this month:
"Make a spring-themed quilted project of any size."
Easter has passed and my mind jumped to flowers.
With snow a few days ago, I see this little wallhanging as a bright, spring treat.
On March 30, an email arrived with,
Bouquet of Tulips Bonus Block, a cute applique project by Amy
of Sew Incredibly Crazy.
I decided to make it with some cheery,
happy "Coral Reef "fabric colors from Island Batik.
Aren't these colors just luscious and wrapped so pretty?
I had a pre-cut pack of 10" squares (42 squares).
For this 12" Tulip Block I didn't use much.
(I appliqued it to a 12" x 17" piece of white backing for a wallhanging.)
This is a bonus block that goes along with the IN THE GARDEN HOP.
I contacted Amy asking if I could post about this block and the hop.
The free block will be available HERE for the year .
She has a tutorial on her blog, HERE; so I won't detail how I made this.
I will mention that I connected the handle and the spout to the watering can
so it was one traced piece of fusible.
I also cut out the center area of the watering can,
so it wasn't so stiff. That is a personal decision.
I had to use Deco Foil for the heart and leaves on the watering can.
Amy got me hooked on Deco Foil and I really like its characteristics.
She has a tutorial HERE.
The binding was another piece of Island Batik green that I bought in Paducah.
I cut 2 strips, 2-1/4" x Width of Fabric and used one strip and just a bit of the second strip.
I just think it is such a cute little quilt to hang in my breezeway.
But, alas, it has been promised to our younger daughter
to hang on her apartment entry door.
But, I have MORE Coral Reef fabrics to make another for myself!
Thanks for visiting.
Happy Spring, may beauty bloom each day for you.