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Friday, May 20, 2016

"Bloomin" Batik Bonanza

Have you been following "Bee in my Bonnet"s Bloom sew along?
You can find it right 
It was just so cute. I had been waiting and watching all the wonderful progress from other quilters...
Oh heck, I just couldn't put it off anymore.

Here's my version...
My "Bloomin Batik Bonanza".

I was really drawn to the script background that someone posted on Lori's blog. It got me to thinking about my stash! 
I didn't have enough for all 20 blocks.
But this makes for a nice wall hanging size.

"Sew"...what do you think?
I just love my "sew" background fabric, but best yet those Island Batik blooms really shine.

Oh, I cheated a bit.
Being the fusible applique queen that I am...

I love the looks of the overcast stitch around appliques.

 Yep...those batiks are just too yummy!

Sew, how does your garden grow?

That being said...it's time for me to head out and pull a few weeds!
Oh the joys of gardening.
Maybe that's why fabric gardens are so much more appealing to me!

 Keep on Stitchin'


  1. Love it! What a cheerful, happy, uplifting design and quilt!

  2. it looks awesome, we've had rain for a few days but that's great after planting veggies last weekend!

  3. I love your quilt and the colors you chose. The black/white and the background is so neat.

  4. I like fabric with writing on it. Used to collect it. Right now, I don't know if I have any at all. Your background makes for wonderful blocks with the bright colored flowers.

  5. I would have never thought of doing this in batiks. Turned out great, a totaly different that.
    I don't appear to be a batik kinda girl. I bought some about 3 yrs ago at the Paducah Quilt Show.
    I just gotta do something with them. And on top of that, they are all earth tones. Someday.......

  6. That looks terrific. I have been tempted by that QAL. I love the patterns.

  7. Um, Yeah. Fabric gardens are much more appealing to me. LOL. No green thumb here. LOL. Love the quilt!!!!

  8. I love your take on this pattern. Of course you couldn't resist!
    Love the fabrics and the background.

  9. Beautiful Joan! I always enjoy seeing your applique....especially on batiks!

  10. I love, love, love this! The fabrics make this quilt have a whole different look. Seriously...it's beautiful!


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