Monday, February 8, 2016

Bloom Sew Along

Have you seen the new sew along happening on the Riley Blake blog?  Lori Holt has designed a set of fun applique shapes and has a cute new pattern to go along with it.  (You can find the free pattern here)

I decided to join in on the fun, and try my hand at block #4:

Bloom Sew Along block 4

 In her videos and tutorials, Lori walks you through how to make each applique piece, how to place them on the block, and gives you options for how to baste and stitch them.  And let me tell you - the video tutorials are SO helpful!  I learned some great tips from watching.  On my block, I chose to glue baste, and then machine stitch the pieces down.  

About 95% of the time in my sewing, I am using a straight stitch.  So it was fun for me to play with the blanket and zigzag stitches on my machine for a change. 

Bloom Sew Along block 4

I think this sweet little block (12") is going to live here on my shelf!  All of the fabrics I used in my block are from Lori Holt's Calico Days fabric line.   I just love the cheery red and yellow together!

Bloom Sew Along block 4


  1. Its cute but I have a big problem with the high price of her plastic templates - ouch. So it seems fair the pattern is free.


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