Spring Bouquet – Heralding the New Year!

Guess what I started over the holidays:

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This is block 1 from the new Spring Bouquet Block of the Month program which we are running at the store.  All the batik applique pieces are laser cut and pre-fused with Steam-a-Seam 2 fusible web.  This means I didn’t have to do any tracing on fusible web, ironing of the web onto the fabrics, and cutting out of the individual shapes.  So it is quite a time-saver from the traditional method of fusible applique. 

Below is a picture of a typical package for a single block, as well as some of the shapes.  I left the camera lens in so you can get a feel for the size of the shapes (and the perfection of the circles!):

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This is a picture of the complete quilt as designed by Edyta Sitar.

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What you will notice is that I didn’t use either of the backgrounds that are suggested by Edyta.  Here is a picture of what she suggested.

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And while either of these would look very nice indeed, I personally love the drama of dark backgrounds.  So I chose a dark purple with a flower batik stamp.

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I priced our program without the background, and that way you get to choose whatever fabric you like!  Kim is using Confetti, an RJR basic, and it is beautiful:

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The price of this Block of the Month is $29.99 per month for 13 months.  In the first month you will receive the pattern and the first block package of the applique Silhouettes.  In months 2-12, you will receive one package of Silhouettes (the pre-cut, pre-fused batik applique pieces) to complete a block or one of the borders.  In the final 13th month, you will receive the last border package of the applique Silhouettes and a pack of charm squares to use when making the checkerboard inner border.

I’ll be doing some follow-up blog postings with tips and tricks on this program.  So keep watching!

In the meantime, if you want more information on our program, CLICK HERE.

Linda

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2 responses to “Spring Bouquet – Heralding the New Year!

  1. Hi Linda,
    I saw this on The Quilt Show as week or 2 back. I quite like Edyta’s work. And I quite agree with you about the background choice of darker fabric – love it! Hope the BOM goes really well for your customers.
    Liz
    Elna Canada.

  2. Wow ! Who knew? Quilting with laser cut pieces to simplify the process. The confetti background makes the arrangement stand out but the drama of the dark background is so dramatic and takes floral applique into a whole new dimension! Very tempting!

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