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Happy Bloom Block

I love spring and I love flowers! I was happy to get this theme assignment for the Quilt Block Mania, but I went through several ideas before I finally settled on this pattern. I wanted something that was accessible to a confident beginner and could be traditionally pieced. I think this block is a winner!

If you just want a block, this is an easy pattern to make with scraps because the largest squares are just 3.5″. This block looks great with solids, but can be super cute with all sorts of prints and scrappy color choices.

I think it is fun for you to see the color palette that was assigned as part of the Quilt Block Mania. Our fearless leader Carolina Moore has been choosing palettes from https://www.design-seeds.com/ which is the brain child of Jessica Colaluca. I love the palettes and I appreciate that they all are based on six colors because that seems much more accessible to us as quilters than the palettes that have 30 colors. Isn’t this gorgeous????

If you feel like your quilting has gotten stale or you just want to try something new, I strongly recommend that you head over to DesignSeeds and pick a palette. You can use solids or prints, but the palette may send you in an unexpected direction that works out really well.

Anyway. . . I hope that when you are gathering up your QBM blocks that you aren’t only thinking about making a quilt. These blocks can be used for all sorts of projects. A few months ago I showed you how to make a pillow cover with a block and in my March newsletter I will be sharing a pattern for making an apron using a quilt block as the focal point.

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Orchid Quilt Block by Carolina Moore
Rose Garden by Slice of Pi Quilts
Happy Flowers by Carolyn Burgess
Double Flower by Devoted Quilter
Faux Flowers by Blockofthemodotcom
Mod Tulip
Enchanting Echinacea
Rosebud Wreath at Patti’s Patchwork
Flower Power – Cotton Street Commons
Dottie’s Garden by Heidi Pridemore
Poppies by Duck Creek Mountain Quilting
Pretty Posies at Perkins Dry Goods
Mittens Smells the Roses at Puppy Girl Designs
Wildflowers by Studio R Quilts
Sweetheart Rose by QuiltFabrication
Flower Patch at Orange Blossom Quilt Design Studio
Scattered Petals by Snowy Days Quilting
Scrappy Tulip by Katie Mae Quilts
Happy Bloom Block by Oh Kaye Quilting
Buzz along
Everything’s Coming Up Roses by Inquiring Quilter
Spring Posies by Blue Bear Quilts
Four Roses
Pieceful Crocus Focus
Improv Bloom by Love to Color My World
Sue’s Field of Flowers by The Quilted Diary

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